This book sculpture was donated to Galveston Art Bound 2016 benefiting Smart Family Literacy. The silent auction event will take place at Galveston Arts Center on October 7, and the 8th during Art Walk.
This book was created using a laser cutter. It is constructed from three layers of the turkish map fold nested together and stitched at the center. The cover is created from a maple leaf and a hospital bracelet that my mother wore.
Interior of “Fall Risk”
This summer I visited Paris with my family. The above flag book Pieces of Paris, was inspired by all of the beautiful architecture I saw. Notre Dame was the highlight for me and many of the painted images are based on objects and elements I saw in the cathedral. The paintings are done o the back of metro tickets that are used to ride the subway. These tickets were also used to create the closure for the book.
This is a flag book created for my school principal, Liz Ortiz who retired this year. Liz would put out a newsletter called the “Friday Focus” which contained activities and events coming up in our school and district. She would also include several inspirational quotes in the Focus. This book is a collection of quotes from the 2014-15 school year.
My latest star book inspired by photographs I have taken of nature.
Three additional views of Apple Tree Lane. This book was just selected to participate in the Rochester County Library’s Art of the Book.
Front cover of book with newspaper headline from Lawrence Eagle Tribune newspaper.
Inside front cover and back cover
View of flap book showing image behind the flaps. This was painted using gouache.
Since learning Book Arts in the Summer of 2012 at Boston University I have continued to create sculptural books. These are some of my books. Baked Apples was recently on display at 23 Sandy Gallery in an exhibition titled Feast.
My first tunnel book created at Boston University while working on my Masters in Art ed. It was created using images from a vintage set of world books, rubber stamps and mulberry paper.