Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pre-selling Artwork for Exhibition

Hello everyone!  I am currently working on my thesis, which is to build a visitor's center for a fictional desert ghost town. The visitor's center will contain artist books, interactive dioramas, brochures and other ephemera structured around the mysterious, harsh, and sometimes absurd backdrop of the Mojave desert.

I am pre-selling some of my artwork at a discounted rate in order to fund the project. In addition, every person who contributes will receive a Visitor's Center Membership card and have their names displayed on the list of supporters (or not, if you don't want it!).

If you are a lover of the desert, ghost towns, oddities, and the beautifully bizarre, this project is for you.  I have items for sale at different price levels, starting at just $5.

When completed, the installation itself will be part of an MFA thesis exhibition at a gallery in Oakland California in November 2015.  I promise to post updates of the progress of this project as it happens, and all sold pieces will be shipped in a timely manner after the exhibition ends in December (before the holidays, hint hint!).

Thanks so much everyone, and I hope to see you all in November!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Forest of Abandoned Things - NEW BOOK!!!

I'm pretty excited about finally finishing this tunnel book. This was created for a group exhibition with my fellow MFA Book Art candidates at Mills College in December of 2014. The edition version is now completed!!!  

 The Forest of Abandoned Things consists of six illustrated panels, originally made in pen and ink. For the edition, the illustrations were converted to polymer plates and letterpress printed.

The tunnel book is housed in a tri-fold, portfolio case type binding with a relief image on the cover, bound in Japanese Moire book cloth. This is an edition of 50, now available on kericontrary/

Friday, January 2, 2015

Mini Girdle Book

A mini girdle book, custom made for a friend. Sewn onto tiny boards, full leather covering with attached strap

Sunday, December 21, 2014

El Dorado

Been forever since I last posted. I have a bunch of new work to post!

This book is an origami fold structure, digitally printed background, and letterpress text and imagery. It measures 3.5" square when closed, and 9"x29" open.

It's about a literal and figurative search for El Dorado - the legendary city and also ghost town in Nevada. Some of the writing is my own and others are sourced from old Nevada mining town books and news articles.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bookbinding Conference Go Fund Me

I've created a Go Fund Me campaign to attend the Guild of Book Workers conference this October.  As a student, I'm on a tight budget and it isn't really feasible for me to go without some help.  I've been researching and making medieval girdle books for the past year, and there is a seminar specifically on girdle books!   I have bookmarks,  zines, blank books and miniature books to give in exchange.  It would really mean a lot to me. Thanks so much!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Miniature bookbinding

I made some miniature full-leather books this week.  Unsurprisingly,  they are just as big of a pain in the ass to make as bigger books!  But they are fun and cute and will be making more, even tinier books soon!  I'm thinking of making them into necklaces, or leaving them as is??