exploring emotional connotations
A book is a powerful vehicle of information composed of many parts. When those parts work harmoniously together the results are remarkable. My goal was to create several books in which each would be brilliantly assembled to support a word. All aspects of the book support this conceptual word, however the word does not appear in the book. The viewer is filled with the sense of the word through thoughtfully chosen text, imagery, binding methods and materials.
Using what I had learned about the history of the written past and my own understanding of the components which make up a book, I began to experiment with different combinations of form, content and function in order to create several powerful and unique artist books. Each book that I have created plays off the emotional connotations of a selected word in which I try to evoke this specific emotional sense within the viewer.