This series of Artists’ Books explores the connections between poem and reader, art and viewer, poem and sculptural form.
Poems that involve me most are ones that reveal themselves to the reader in a measured way. That is also what attracts me to artists’ books as an art form. Like a well-told story it can make the viewer curious about what’s next as well as engage them through touch. When a particular poem on a page in a printed book makes you stop and not turn the next page it deserves to stand alone. The artist book allows for that and adds a physical and tactile dimension to the poem’s voice.
An important personal aspect of this series is a very comfortable connection for me between my interest in art and technology (specifically digital imaging) and my aesthetic preference to work with certain physical materials and processes.
I would like to thank Joel Chace, Liz Huntington, and Carson Higby-Flowers for allowing the use of their poetry and prose in this artists’ book series.
Apostrophe to My Mother
One True Thing
‘Did I ever teach you one true thing? Would you teach it back to me?’
Jack in the Box