500 Handmade Books

I am pleased to announce the inclusion of my artist book, Tangled Dreams in the upcoming Lark Crafts Publication, 500 Handmade Books Volume 2.  Some of you may know that Tangled Dreams is one of several projects on which I collaborated with artist Elizabeth Sher.  The book will be released to the bookstores in  September of 2013. Tangled Dreams, 2012 Artist Book with wrap. 8.25 x 8.13 x .33 inches

Tangled Dreams in Wrap

Tangled Dreams

Tangled Dreams Cover

It started with a rusty bedspring that I found in a barn and took into my studio. I noticed the intriguing patterns of its shadows playing against my studio wall and began taking a series of close-up photographs of them.  This humble beginning led to three series of work: mixed media works on paper, an artist book and a video.

Tangled Dreams is one of six Edition Varie.  The artist book is an accordion fold made with digital images of bedsprings layered and manipulated; the images became the basis for an examination of memory, dreams and loss. The book reflects a range of feelings found in our dreams from twists and turns, to torques, coils and agitated sensations.

Materials for the book include acrylic ink on Moab Entrada Natural 190 lb. rag paper, waxed & stained organza silk and Cave paper.