My artist books and text-based sculptures deal with a range of issues related to sacred objects. My work often explores the question of how something is rendered sacred, and asks the viewer to consider the sacred in everyday lived experiences. The books elevate experiences to sacred memory: discarded fuzzies from my daughter’s blanket memorialize the daily liturgy of putting children to bed, a tragic experience as a Title IX reporter yields work about the sacred nature of confidentiality, and an altered book calls into question sacred truths of teaching in the 1880s. More recently, I have expanded notions of the sacred in work that addresses a number of contemporary conundrums.
You can read more about the intention behind specific pieces on the College Book Art Association’s website.