2D Work

My two dimensional work concentrates on artists books . 

I have always been drawn to books, there are a great many of teachers in my family. 

As my degree was Illustrative Arts I have also been drawn to the imagery of books.

I first stumbled on artists books in Valencia, a small gallery was hosting an exhibition on artists books, the range of mediums and the diversity in materials and construction fascinated me.

When I began exploring slow and contemplative stitch I intentionally decided to make hand stitched books as a process of mindfulness meditation.  They became a record of a day , a week a month of stitching in silence.

I make concertina books, roll books and flip books. The stitching is simple and intuitive. I use both fabric and felt, the book grows and develops over time as a rhythmic narrative takes voice.