What We See (detail, 2-page spread)
I create mixed media, unique and limited edition artist books. I am drawn to the book form for its intimate and participatory nature. The format provides for the manipulations of layers of meaning, materials, texts, sequencing, and the integration of image with text to create three-dimensional sculptures experienced through time. The subjects which inspire me can be summarized as how we tell stories of our lives and construct our sense of home, time and place from the natural and cultural artifacts around us. My art is in many museum collections. I have received grants from the City of Los Angeles, the Visual Studies Workshop, among others.