I am attracted to the technical and the relational qualities of combining objects and mediums together through book arts, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and metalsmithing. Patterns begin to emerge and relationships form between different materials so that the viewer engages with the piece in a personal way.
The inspirations for the letterpress books were my parents. My father painted landscapes in oil from barns and windmills to cows and cowboys. My mother tole painted and did decorative arts for many years. If it stood still long enough to paint it, she probably did. Both my parents grew up on farms in North Dakota, and they inspired the imagery that is on the letterpress books.
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Unique sculptural books contain various materials from brass, copper, maple wood, magnets, hinges, wood letterpress cuts and small booklets|
|Medium/ Materials||Metalsmithing and etching|
|Number of Pages||2 hinged panels|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||3.5 x 5.75 x 1.5 inches.|
|Signed and Numbered?||Signed by the artist|