Artist Books

These “poem books” investigate the feelings that familiar landscapes arouse in people  –  a sense of home and family, and an intensification of social identity through experiences and memories of place.  Each handmade book explores a single poem and meets the reader as both an art object and as poetry.

Specific books, like Putting Up Pears, Up North and Flood Stage, speak of enduring connections with specific landscapes, examining the ways in which designed and mediated nature can engender a local, regional and even national outlook or mindset.

Other projects, like Nature Morte/Still Life and Collected Lichens are, more simply, compendia and documentations of collected flora that reflect on ethno-botany, environmentalism, species preservation, and the human footprint in the larger biotic community.