Sometimes Books



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Exhibit opens March 14th and runs through May.

Opening Reception is on March 22, 2 - 4 pm


Art Gallery for Artist Books & Book Objects

Open noon to 4 pm  Saturdays & Sundays & by appointment

Eubank Studio  11101 Highway One  #105, Point Reyes, CA 94956

415 . 669.1380

I am currently showing two books:

Red Read

Red Read as a fold, a book, a cutting a way. 

DRAWN in the 1990s. TYPESET over 20 years later at Iota Press, Sebastopol, CA

Red Read


Artist Book: papers, gouache, wax crayon, tape, & ink. 6.5 x 6.5 x .25 inches



Stonington Public Library. 2014


stonington Public Library.



Haystack 'overlooked': Stonington Public Library.

Stonington Public Library.

As a way to process and document my experience at Haystack last summer, I made 3 artist books which I hoped might capture a bit of my time there, the surrounding place as well as experiences in the studio.  The books are a collection of 'sorts'.  They are made from materials that I gathered: book pages from the Deer Isle dump, others from my CA. studio; old Maine maps purchased from Karna's shop in Belfast, ME;  stone images, laser cut and printed onto wood veneer and book pages; milk paint, encaustic wax and coffee sticks from the Haystack dining hall.

stonington Public Library.


Upon reviewing the colophon that I had written, I realized that I had repeated the word, "overlooking" several times.  The word suggested to me that I rethink what I was making.  My direction shifted and the word, "overlook" became a focus.

Definition of "overlook"


These books are a beginning of an exploration of form with the word, "overlook" as a focus.

New Tools from Haystack

  fabrications digital facility at Haystack

More than a month ago, I returned from the open studio residency at Haystack in Maine; two weeks of uninterrupted time in three studios: graphics, wood and a digital fabrications facility.  I came home renewed and excited about  prospects for new work.   I went to continue further explorations with 'cutting' using new tools in the fab lab. Haystack established it in 2011 and was the result of a collaboration with MIT.  It includes a CNC router, laser cutter, 3D printer, milling machines, sign center and computer terminals,  and was staffed by two tech assistants from MIT.  I spent much time there experimenting primarily with the laser cutter.

tool of choice the laser cutter in the fab lab

There are two different cutting techniques one can employ with the laser cutter: vector and raster. Vector is more adept at cutting shapes out or into a material; raster tends to be used for engraving and making relief cuts.  I tried both and found that I preferred the raster images.  Some experimenting below:


rastarized repeat image of basalt to be a cover for a book

back cover of book using raster technique

My goal was to make work that looked like it was not done with a machine. Image selection and treatment of materials contributed to the look.  More examples below:

basalt images rastered on plywood treated with walnut ink, acrylic and organza silk

slice of basalt image rastered into book  cover treated with layers of book cloth and organza silk

Wind image rastered into treated book board with acrylic and organza silk

wind image rastered into painted book board. Line in image due to second cutting of board

I also spent some time in the wood working studio. While there I observed one of the participants working with stacks of wood and realized that I could use a similar approach with book covers.  Her primary tool was a scroll saw.  I came home and purchased one!

my new scroll saw!


Other highlights:

the "dead calm" of Maine










Open Studio Residency at Haystack

Recently I applied and was accepted to Haystack's Open Studio Residency. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is an international craft school located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deer Isle, Maine. The school offers intensive studio-based workshops in a variety of craft media. The Open Studio Residency, now in its second year,  provides two weeks of uninterrupted time to work in six studios (ceramics, fiber, graphics, iron, jewelry, and wood) to develop ideas and experiment in various media.  The program accommodates approximately fifty participants from a variety of creative disciplines. Participants can choose to work in one particular studio or move among studios depending on the nature of their work.  All of the studios will be staffed by technicians who can assist with projects. Haystack's fab lab will also be open, providing an opportunity for experimentation with digital fabrication as a way to augment and complement  creative practices. This new artist studio, established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, offers another way of looking at craft in a broader context. I will travel to Maine for the residency that runs from  May 25th through  June 6th.  While there I intend to continue my exploration of "cutting" as theme and process as it relates to material and form. I intend to rotate among studios, observing and collecting sensory data from each of the crafts.   My question is how I can translate this data into new ways of seeing, using the new media in the fab lab. I don't pretend to know the possibilities but am curious to  explore other ways of finding forms that are referential to its making.