Under construction (surprise)! ...but until I put everything up (and I've got to be honest, it'll probably be a while before that happens, though I fully intend to do it eventually), here are pics from a few book projects.
I love making books of my own - I've beeing doing it since I was a youngun (if you haven't yet gone to the 'About/Contact' page, then you haven't yet seen one of my earliest masterworks, My Book of Word Problems (You Are Going To Like These!). Book art is still my main medium of choice - I primarily make one-of-a-kind books, though I've created one editioned book, and plan to one day make giclee editions from some of my one-of-a-kinds. I also write and illustrate children's books (hopefully, coming to the market sometime in the next couple of years). Below you'll find a sampling of illustrations from just a few of the many books I've made.
Animals on Wheels: So far, I've created just one editioned book, Animals on Wheels, which I designed, printed and bound as the Center for Book Art's featured artist in 1995. It's about the rules in an animals-only roller rink. I've just found a link to a bookstore online who is selling copies (for twice the original selling price...hmmm...), but conveniently, they have a mini-slide show (click on 'view slideshow,' on the right above the 'add to cart' button) so you can check out a few other images from the book.
When Toast Attacks: A fun book project chronicling my relationship with wheat (to which I'd long been allergic, until a course of acupuncture). It was featured on a website called The Ganzfeld, and can still be seen in its entirety in their archives by clicking this link - when you're on the site, click "launch feature." In the meantime, here are some individual pics (those are actual melba toast covers, heavily sprayed with sealant):
Monkey Toe: I made this coptic-bound book about my bunionette surgery and its unanticipated consequences. The back cover is a tracing of my foot; the hospital bracelet wrapped around the cover is the one I wore in the hospital, and the pin sticking out of the little toe is the actual pin from surgery. (You know you're an artist when you ask to keep something like that, knowing that one day you'll use it in an art project...) Here are two photos, one of the front cover and one of a two-page spread:
My Little Book of Big Fears: I made this accordion 'flutter' book to highlight the fear-based nature of modern society, and its personal manifestations. Here's a pic of the cover, an overview and one of the two-page spreads.
The Book of Pi: And lastly, to your right, is a picture of an edible book that Rob Christie and I created for Books2Eat 2003 at the Center for Book Arts in NY. It's called "The Book of Pi." It's an apple pie. With the first 24 digits of pi stamped out of the crust, and the pi symbol on the spine. The Book of Pi! Get it?
It was auctioned off for $75. We were told it was delicious. It's since been featured in articles in several publications - Jalouse, a Russian magazine; The CostCo store magazine; various newspapers (including The New York Times - it illustrates a story on edible books; check it out!)- and it's been featured on a few posters, as well!