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I make handmade books as a primary means of presenting my handmade alternative process prints. I appreciate the value of relying on my own craft rather than technology to make my artwork. Doing so affords me greater self-expression as each aspect of the final work is a product of my own abilities.

In each of these projects I am combining handmade prints using various processes, handbinding books and handsetting letterpress for the text inside and out.

Editions are generally 10, though Karensansui is available in an edition of 3.



       
Karesansui

Karesansui consists of a eleven 4x4" image transfers and an artist statement and colophon in handset letterpress. The 8.5x11" pages are loose and held in a handmade portfolio box covered with handmade Walnut and Black Cave Paper.




By Hand

The By Hand handmade book contains twenty two 7" handmade palladium prints, an original print by Eric Johnson and a preface, artist statement and colophon in handset letterpress. It is bound in Italian bookcloth. The prints are tipped into hand-debossed windows on each 10x10" page.



Carta I - IV

The Carta series is presented in 4 distinct volumes each containing sixteen 6" handmade palladium prints as well as an artist statement and colophon in handset letterpress. It is bound in handmade Walnut Cave Paper. The prints are tipped into hand-debossed windows on each 10x10" page.

 

 


 


 

Transits

Transits is a handmade book containing twelve 7" platinum/palladium prints as well as an artist statement and colophon in handset letterpress. It is bound in Tatyana Satine Dark Grey and handmade Degener Cave Paper. The prints are tipped into hand-debossed windows on each 10x10" page.

 

 

 

 


 

Liminal Travels

Liminal Travels is presented as a boxed set of 25 handmade postcards. The front of each postcard is an image transfer of an original photograph while the back of each card is a copy of an actual antique postcard also made from an image transfer. The bound portfolio box was handmade using woven black paper.