Artist Statement

The focus of my practice is storytelling. Whether through my illustrations, writing or book making, I like to explore and create imagined worlds. 

Handmade art books in particular allow me to combine image and text in multiple forms. Artist's books allow experimentation with planes, fold and structure beyond the flat surface of the page, bringing the inherent narrative value of a book into new contexts and shapes. Through research and practice, I can make use of a range of techniques when constructing art books, ranging from squash-fold, Turkish map fold, Blizzard books to traditional sewn books and Japanese stab binding. These allow me to create forms that invite the viewer to explore and interact with the artwork; ‘reading’ the non-traditional books to find new meanings and interpretations.