journey into the labyrinth is at once deeply personal and universal;
it is a symbol of interior exploration on a profoundly human scale.
What waits around the next corner? The labyrinth itself is both convoluted
and orderly. Its enigma is balanced by its coherent design, and its
path is well worn by artists through the ages. Each work of art is
a labyrinth in the sense that the artist begins to work without knowing
every twist and turn ahead, but continues to explore, experiment and
discover . . .
An investigation of the potential for visual
communication through the intimate format of the book has been the
labyrinthine journey of my creative work. Designing and building book
objects and fine bindings has led me on a challenging path of experimentation
with material, content and form in my pursuit of the book as art.
I am interested in creating sculptural books, to be read for their
tactile quality and visual symbolism in addition to their content.
Though not all of the works include text, most of them are inspired
by pre-existing texts. Integrating materials such as copper, brass
with paper, leather, innovative and traditional binding techniques,
I seek a personal expression that expands and redefines our understanding
of art and books.