Bookbinder & Conservator
With paper, ink, exploration, and thread I tell a story, a story of creation, a work of art in the form of a book.
I love traditional book structures. Modern bindings have thier place too. The marraige of traditional and modern is art!
My personal philosophy is conservation over restoration. In the end, even a restored book will need conserved.
If you look to the future, what you value will determin it's culture. if you value culture, design creates it.
With over two decades of design background, nothing has given me more inspiration than culture.
As Don Draper once said on Mad Men, "Make it simple, but significant.""
A fellow artist, Carlos, once told me, "Imperfection is perfection." I've followed that most of my fine art career, except with the bound-book. There I found perfection.
I work with printed words, images, paper, covering materials, and thread in much the same way I paint a scene or portrait.
I love my medium for it bears me.