I’ve always loved books. There’s a vivid memory lodged in my brain of the first book I ever made. It was a story about Joe Namath facing off with Roman Gabriel – Jets vs. the Rams, if that tells you how long ago THAT was. That feeling of power – of being able to create my own story and have it enshrined in laminated pages held together with a comb binding, has never left me. It’s crazy to have things that I’ve created out in the world and in the hands of students, collectors and the general public. Each time I get an email from someone asking permission to use one of my books for a college assignment, it evokes both pride and humility. Being part of the creative community is a great privilege, and one that I hope to continue to earn as my rampant curiosity and artistic/fine craft skills collide.
I publish my artist’s books and bindings under the Mission Creek Press imprint, and my toss-off, fun work under the Desultory Press imprint. If you’d like to view the oldie goldie site with info on my custom books, handmade paper invitations and other works from days gone by, check it out here.