Open Books

I create photographically illustrated books springing from my fascination with the book format and a love of texture in art. My imagery is inspired by the surreal and poetic moments of living in our fast-paced, modern world. I'm fascinated by how daily life in the 21st Century presents us with incredible experiences in such regularity that we no longer differentiate between what is natural and what is colored with implausibility, humor, and irony.

These hard cover books are hand bound with marbleized paper and displayed fully opened to a photographically illustrated two-page folio spread. Each book is framed in a wooden shadowbox and presented as a wall piece. I like the idea of making art that contains some imagery which can be sensed but not seen. The underlying pages contain my photographs, snapshots, and work prints that "gave their lives" for the imagery visible in the open spread. These images lie beneath the open pages like history.

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Somewhere, A Man's Shoes Are Wet
Christina's New World
The Wolf On My Island
Signs of Life
Changing Nature
Paper Boats
The Good Wife
Pavlov's Wife
Lake Boy Indian
Our Thoughts Wander
Little Pink Houses
Rapunzel Dries Her Hair
Real Estate History
Desert Solitaire
The West, Then and Now
Where The Land Touches the Sea
Three Hour Tour
Ant Farm
The Contents of My Savings
Roller Coaster
Golf with Freud
Tina Modotti's Roses
The Dreams of Men and Women
Installation View: Solo Show
Center for Photographic Art, Carmel