I started making one-of-a-kind artist books in the 1970's and 1980's using found materials & objects, staples, scotch tape, glue & original drawings, xeroxes & photographs. The books always contained language as well as imagery made with handwriting, rubber stamps & found texts. When my parents were moving out of my childhood home, I found a treasure trove of childhood drawings, cards, illustrated poetry & paintings which all were created with similar materials as the artwork I was creating as a young artist. In art school, teachers told me to stop using words on my canvases, but even then, I knew I was most interested in narrative art-- way ahead of my time. I've always walked my own symbolic & literal path in the arts, more interested in creating things of beauty which also have deep meaning and symbolism which will resonate with the viewer.
The work can function as a bridge for the mind to the realm of myth and hieroglyph, as a ritual in which the viewer consciously or unconsciously regains contact with the higher realms of consciousness embodied by intuition, mystical unity, and divine play. We are the continuous and conscious witness to our own evolution.