“The Paths of the Past Lead Us Through the Trails of the Present” 2019 National Park Service Artist in Residence: Great Smoky Mountains National Park 7”x11” mixed media interactive book
A mixed media “book in a box” that allows viewers to explore how the past and present of an abandoned settlement named Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park intersect.
“District” 2018 4”x6” closed, handmade accordion book By using a map to tell the narrative of a story, this book chronicles a visit to Washington D.C. in the summer of 2017; as the book unfolds, the viewer follows a path through the city, winding and wandering past historical monuments, personal moments and places of reflection, and memorable artworks and artifacts.
“The White Album” 2018 5”x6”, handmade french fold book with removable elements/illustrations Using Joan Didion’s personal essay “The White Album” as a thematic basis, this book explores the concept of a narrative, and the role of the reader as a participant in it. As Didion’s introspective prose depicts a snapshot of her place in the landscape of Los Angeles, each page in this book illustrates a variety of native flora in the region, grounding the text with geographic context.
“Raise High the Roofbeams, Carpenters” 2017 5.5”x5.5", handmade book with linoleum block print illustrations Inspired by the main themes in J.D. Salinger’s short story “Raise High the Roofbeams, Carpenters” the book illustrates the evolution of the character development in of Glass family. Unlike traditional texts, this book is intended to be viewed, or read, in the round, allowing viewers to see all pages at once.