New Artist Book: Kudzu – The Vine that Ate the South

I never heard of it before, which is odd since it was first introduced a the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. Now, it is all around me. Every area has its own invasive species and I knew the ones in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US. But until I saw Kudzu – a highly invasiveContinue reading “New Artist Book: Kudzu – The Vine that Ate the South”

New Book

Though I keep thinking I am finished making books for my upcoming exhibition at the Hickory Museum of Art in 2022, I find I am still coming up with thoughts that I can’t get out of my head until I make the book. So here is my latest one called Retreat. It is made insideContinue reading “New Book”

Artist Book Process

Many people are curious about how artists work. Some artist have a very linear process while others, like myself when I am working on a book, start with a concept and play with ideas and materials to see where things go. Below is a short video showing one particular aspect of a piece I haveContinue reading “Artist Book Process”

The Potato ~ Tomato Adventure

For three years I worked on a small commercial farm in North Carolina. The main thing we farmed in the summer were tomatoes. I do not recall how many rows we planted but the rows were between 50 to 100 yards long. Let’s put it this way, there were more than one row! In addition,Continue reading “The Potato ~ Tomato Adventure”

Diversity, Friendship, Unity: New Artist Books

PLEASE NOTE: My website has move. This site will remain up as a blog with a few other information tabs at the top. You can access my new website from the top menu or here. The books I have worked on over the past few months have in common the topic of multiculturalism, but eachContinue reading “Diversity, Friendship, Unity: New Artist Books”

Book Arts Digital Exhibition: Swarthmore College Library

Swarthmore College Library is presenting Hyper Local: New Works in the Swarthmore College Libraries Collection. I am honored to be part of this collection and exhibition. Because of the current health situation, this exhibition is available online.  Click here to view the 24 books included.

Food, Culture, and Assumptions

Since I have mainly lived in the same geographic area for most of my life, the cultural encounters I had with food tended to be more influenced by late 19th and early 20th century European immigrants from many countries. Upon moving to the South, I realized that since the population was historically different, many ofContinue reading “Food, Culture, and Assumptions”

Bedtime Story ~ Completed Artist Book

A week or two ago I had written about the process of making an artist book using my piece Bedtime Story picture above.  The piece is now complete with the exception of a slipcase which I am in no hurry to make at the moment. As mentioned before, the inspiration for this piece was aContinue reading “Bedtime Story ~ Completed Artist Book”

Process of Making an Artist Book

Several months ago, I watched a wonderful video called Between the Folds which went into great and surprising detail on the art of paper folding, also known as origami. The video covers way beyond what we traditionally think of and even gets into how the art form is also being used by scientists to study complicatedContinue reading “Process of Making an Artist Book”