STORYTELLING
Hardcover Books on Board

I've always loved the feel and look of a well-worn vintage book cover with evidence of handling in soft velvet patches with handwritten notes preserved inside. I repurpose discarded and found books that would otherwise be headed to the recycling. In an increasingly digitized world, I enjoy salvaging what I can to tell a new story. This series was inspired by a love for color interactions as well as both contemporary and traditional quilting practices involving reusing scraps such as Japanese boro, Korean pojagi, mosaic and the improvisational quilts from Gee's Bend.

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These works are made from materials that are not archival and evidence of wear and aging is part of the natural beauty. To prolong the life of the piece, I use acid-free adhesive, apply a finishing coat of Dorlan's wax and acid-free UV protectant spray which helps create a barrier to the elements (though piece should still be hung out of direct sunlight). 

Click image for available work through Slate contemporary

in Oakland, CA 

Full Bloom

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