Category Archives: New Work

New Book – Funny Peculiar Funny Ha Ha

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I have finished my new book: Funny Ha Ha Funny Peculiar or Funny Peculiar Funny Ha Ha just in time for the Codex 17 International Book Fair, I will be at table 132. This book is really two books in one. Funded in part by a grant from the College Book Arts Association. Additional information is available on the Books page.


Pantone Postcard Catalogs

January 24, 2017toJanuary 23, 2018

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There are now a limited number of catalogs left. The postcards and the archive of the project will be going to the collections of the Library of Congress in 2018.

The catalogs have arrived! I will be selling catalogs at the Codex Book Fair table 132 in Richmond, CA, February 5-8, 2017. To order or for additional information go to the postcards page.

Bridges, a print exchange exhibit

January 20, 2016toFebruary 26, 2016

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Bridges, is an exhibit of a selection of prints from the Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers.
Chapter members were invited to make an image related to or about bridges. This could be a state of mind or a physical structure. Each participant will receive a set of the prints which can then be bound into a book or contained in a box made to hold them. The prints and containers and one additional piece from each artist will be featured in the exhibit.
The Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is a part of the national organization The Guild of Book Workers and serves the greater Midwest region by hosting workshops, exhibitions and other events in the areas of bookbinding, artists books, printing, papermaking and all fields of the book arts.

The exhibit will go on view at Saint Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, details announced as they are available.

Location: Saint Ambrose University, Catich Gallery
518 W Locust St
Davenport IA 52803

Micrographia Exhibit

November 5, 2015toDecember 18, 2015

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The exhibit has now moved to its second venue in Special Collections on the third floor of the University of Iowa Main Library.

I have made an alphabet book as my entry for the Micrographia exhibit held as a part of the symposium Scientific Books and Their Makers, October 16-17, 2015 at the University of Iowa. Participating artists  were assigned historical scientific books to use as inspiration for an artists book or broadside.

The particular book I was given was Somatomia Andropologica, 1680, Sebastian Christian von Zeidler, from the John Martin Rare Book room at the Hardin Medical Library. I made an alphabet using the figures pictured in an illustration of abnormal fetal positions. The letterforms were made with collage and manipulation of the fetal forms. The text was written by the artist to accompany the fetal alphabet forms.

An accordion book laser printed on Sakamoto Heavy paper with inclusions printed on Arches Text Wove paper and adhered with Gudy archival adhesive.

Coffey Residency – week six

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The Coffey Residency ended on August 7 with 5 of the 35 copies of All Sorts assembled. All Sorts is a 6 panel tunnel book with a protective panel and a paper slipcase. I once again am grateful for all the great tunnel book assembly techniques I learned long ago from Ed Hutchins. Ellen Knudson and I will each finish half of the remaining copies in our own studios next week. The breakneck pace of the residency was exhausting at times but it is always interesting to see what happens when you make decisions quickly and keep moving forward. Working with Ellen was the best part of the residency.

An Ideation Experience at Abecedarian Gallery

June 19, 2015toAugust 1, 2015

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My book Who Gets to Say is included in the current exhibit An Ideation Experience at the Abecedarian Gallery in Denver. The exhibition of contemporary artist books is curated by Alicia Bailey. The exhibition features entirely new and original handmade books from  students, educators and studio artists working in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. All of the works were created and produced over the past several months as a response to each artists’ drawing a series of cards from Chen and Tetenbaum’s Artists’ Book Ideation Card Decks. The works in the exhibit provide an exciting overview of the richness and variety that is possible when one works from an imposed set of parameters. To see the online exhibit go to:

Ideation Experience | Product Categories | Abecedarian Gallery