The mixed media "narrative collages" are made from traditional collage materials: paper, glue, and paint. Some are sewing machine stitched, including a number of the art book pages. A few of the book covers and boxes are made from recycled or re-purposed wood and book boards.
Beyond the textural materials such as handmade papers and fabrics, other visual materials might include my own discarded lithographs and drawings. I also scour old books and re-assemble various extracted parts into new images. Once formed, they are then partially overpainted with acrylics. Most of the collages have a mini-myth or story, usually tongue-in-cheek, and frequently a tiny bit preposterous.
Each art book is unique. One example is a Japanese style, boxed portfolio which holds the art and story on the loose leaf pages within. It is entitled Figmentosum Oceanum and can be found, along with a dozen other of my art books, in the stunning Sherry Grover art book room collection of the Bainbridge Island Museum of art, Bainbridge Island, Washington. They are often exhibited on a rotating four month basis.
You may inquire about my work at BAC gallery, Bainbridge Island, Washington, or by contacting me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org