Home is a children's book that illustrates the feelings and landscapes of growing up in the rural midwest. The wooden pages are laser cut 1/4 inch plywood bound with full color inkjet textured pages.
A letterpress book illustrated through various pressure printing techniques and sewing processes. I wrote and designed this book planning to have the illustrations extend off from the pages to allow the viewer a more tactile engagement with the piece. The heart strings that extend from the last page are meant to be wrapped around the book to help close this accordian style book.
The process of unveiling information to the viewer was investigated in this letterpress scroll. Using two words contrasted typographic and material differences, I leave the viewer to discover the message "hide" on the muslin that holds the map together. Only after completely unrolling the oceanic watercolor map to its end does the word "SEEK" reveal itself.
Slide is a letterpress book printed with masa paper to allow each page to mimic the transparency of glass microscope slides. Both wood and metal type were used in its creation. The wood block letterform of a capitol "I" is used to illustrate the meaning of the text and serve as a stained slide throughout the book.
Heavy is an autobiographical 36 page comic on coping when illness strikes. While bed ridden from illness, drawing this mini comic was among the only activities I remained capable of doing. All the illustrations are scanned pencil drawings held together in a mock medical folder. This comic is currently on sale for $4 at Quimby's in Chicago, IL or can be purchased directly through the artist.
An autobiographical fabric mini-comic on what it was like to experience sensory processing issues during my childhood.
This book, Love & Death Among the Molluscs: Readings and Recipes, was created using Edgar Allen Poe aesthetics. I scanned various objects and charcoal images to illustrate the darkness I feel from the poem in this book. The poem and recipes are integrated to show the progression of the horrific life of the oyster. As the story progresses, the recipes become more lengthy in their murder of the oysters.
A story inspired by my attachment to an arrowhead necklace. Illustrations follow the process of carving and shaping the stone. The use of color is symbolic of the emotion transferred to an item through physical interaction with the object.