Handmade Books

In a technological age there are a thousand images accessible at the click of a button. It can seem like swimming against the tide to make these books. The work includes carefully constructed hand embellished boxes, which open to reveal the special bindings. To fully appreciate these works the viewer needs to hold them and carefully turn the pages of exquisite papers. What lies within is gradually revealed. That may include carefully constructed sculptural elements. The time it takes to discover the contents is part of the experience of the work, as is touching and enjoying the texture of each page. There is an inherent contradiction in engaging with this work in glimpsing it on your computer screen!

Book: Hymn to Vajrasattva

Hymn to Vajrasattva (1995)
Handmade book
Commissioned as a gift
Detail of embossed vajra
collagraph print

Book: Devotion to Avalokitesvara

Devotion to Avalokitesvara (1995)
Handmade book
(text not shown)
Commissioned as a gift

Book: Devotion to Avalokitesvara

Devotion to Avalokitesvara (1995)
Handmade book
(text not shown)
Commissioned as a gift