The majority of the work below was part of a solo exhibition of my work at the Hickory Museum of Art .
Kudzu: The Vine that Ate the South, 2021, Artist Book, Unique. Swarthmore College Libraries Book Arts & Private Press Collection. – If you have ever lived in or visited the Southeastern US in the spring or summer, you may have encountered this vine
I Was a Tomato Farmer, 2021, Artist Book, Unique – This book honors my time
working on a small commercial farm in North Carolina. I wanted to capture the feeling of crawling though many long, dense rows to harvest tomatoes.
What Did We Learn from the Potato Famine?, 2021, Artist Book, Unique – This book uses agricultural monocultures as a metaphor for the hazards of living in a homogenous society. The words displayed in front of the book (segregation, unsustainability, disease) emphasize the hazards of human and agricultural monocultures.
Diary of a Vegetable Farmer, 2019, Artist Book, Unique – Covers & Four Folios. This book chronicles my job on a small commercial farm upon moving to North Carolina.
Assumptions, 2020, Artist Book, Unique – This book focuses on the food preferences people have based on their cultural background. I was unfamiliar with okra until moving to the South so the fact that no okra is depicted in this work is no accident.
The Fallen, 2019, Artist Book, Unique – This book addresses overdevelopment and is a reaction to the number of deceased, displaced wildlife victims I see on my daily walks.
Suburban Sprawl, 2019, Artist Book, Unique. Swarthmore College Libraries Book Arts & Private Press Collection. – This book addresses the number of “McMansions” being developed, instead of affordable housing, in many of the rapidly developing areas of the country.
Prayer for Justice & Peace, 2020, Artist Book, Version 1 of 2 – This book is a response to the social justice movement in the summer of 2020. The text in the sky reads “Let There Be Justice So We May All Live Together In Peace”.
This Big Question, 2020, Artist Book, Unique – This book questions why people celebrate diversity in nature but not among human beings.
Vote, Hear, 2021, Artist Book, Unique – This book is a commentary on the continuing struggle to make voting more accessible. This work was first published in the current edition of Palaver, an online arts journal published digitally by UNC Wilmington.
Bedtime Story, 2020, Artist Book, Unique – This book is about the universal rituals shared by parents and their children in every culture. It is in response to watching my grandson’s bedtime ritual and is dedicated to him. The way the book unfolds replicates the unfolding of a quilt.
Friends, 2020, Artist Book, Version 1 of 2 – This book celebrates friendship among different cultures by depicting a group of females enjoying the outdoors together.
After the Flood, circa early 1990s, Artist Book, Unique – was made in response to storms and resulting damage in the U.S during the 1990s.
Retreat, 2021, Artist Book, Unique – Because we all need a quiet secret quiet place to go ponder the wonderful and reflect