My studio practice includes framed printed works and book forms. The content of my book forms tends to be of a more personal and emotional nature. I feel this fits the intimate viewing experience that books typically provide. I often begin with a mockup, considering how the images will relate to one another as spreads or in a reveal format. I consider how the text will be perceived in relationship to the imagery, sometimes I prefer it to be a companion, sometime it is antithetical. My work is always full of symbolism in image and language. And I often employ a color palette and mark making methods that can entice the viewer, bringing them into the often heavy content with a visual lure.
Photo by Aaron Johnanson