Book Arts

Home is a foldable artist’s book that resonates with the global narratives of woman, earth, pandemic and loss of home. Materials include hemp, ink, hand stitching and bible pages in the artist’s mother tongue: Spanish. Each word of the bible has been stricken through except for woman, earth, plague and hunger. The act of altering a sacred book suggests dichotomies of sacred and profane, East and West, lightness and weight, creating and erasing.  It is also is a metaphor for ephemerality, transmutation and purification, while the mindful process is an antidote for uncertainty and a constant sense of dislocation.

PRESCRIPTIONS (A.K.A. NEVER OPEN IN THE WINTER
BLUES), Accordion artist’s book made of 154 pills, 10.2 x 7 x 2.8 in., 2018
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT PAIN! Artist’s book, 2.5 diameter x .98 height, open scrolls is 130 in. long. 2016
No Mind (Prescriptions), series of 15 Artist’s Books, handmade ink calligraphy on Nepalese paper mounted on medicine strips, 2017
No Mind III, Artist’s Book, handmade ink calligraphy on Nepalese paper mounted on antique sewing spool, 2014 (Part of University of Kent-Special Collections and Archives, UK)
BOOK OF BALANCE  II, Artist’s Book, mixed media (ink drawings, thread, text on paper and hemp), 2013 (Private Collection South Korea)
WEDDING SERIES: 1819-1998, page 3 of Artist’s book in wood box, 1819’s paper from Swedish Royal Announcements, watercolor, ink, zirconia ring, 10 x 8 x 1 in., 2017. Part of The Digital Public Library of America.
WEDDING SERIES: 1819-1998, page 1 of Artist’s book in wood box, 1819’s paper from Swedish Royal Announcements, watercolor, ink, zirconia ring, 10 x 8 x 1 in., 2017. Part of The Digital Public Library of America.

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