Artist Books

Paper Wasp Book

Materials: paper, wood, papier maché, straw

Techniques: Paper folded into hexagon accordion, wooden covers stitched with straw, papier maché nest for cover

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Paper Wasp as Insect
Chapter 2: Paper Wasp as Attacker
Chapter 3: Paper Wasp as Symbol


Wasps are revered for being thrifty, productive, purposeful, methodical, orderly, organized, group workers, and have steady perseverance. These are qualities that I admire but after having a near-death experience with them, I have come to fear them. This project allowed me to embrace their qualities through bookmaking and create a work of art that honors them. 

A Cup of Sun Altered Book

Pre-published book titled "A Cup of Sun" by Joan Walsh Anglund (1967), pasted images and quotes, hand inked flowers with Micron pens, and constructed pop-up sunflowers in the front and back leafs. 

This altered book was guided by a poem written by Rupi Kaur from her book titled 'The Sun and Her Flowers.'

There is

nothing left

to worry about. 

The sun and her flowers are here.

Loteria Artist Book

Materials: Lotería cards, cardstock, bookbinder's glue

Technique: Flag book folding 

Blizzard Book with topo fan

Flag Book

Carousel Book

Artist Portfolio

Kimono Black & White Coptic with tie