Each book is hand-printed in a limited edition of 20 or fewer.
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As an artist I make books that usually concern a single question. Most often this interest involves place-making, trade and absurdities. My first artist's book, "A Saltfish Tale," is based on a childhood wonderment: "Why is imported saltfish a part of Jamaica's national dish, when we can simply catch red snappers from the sea?" None of the questions are implicitly stated in the books, but they are there nonetheless.

All artworks in these books are handmade. Except for concertinas, the bindings are thread-stitched. I looked for the best materials for their beauty and durability, and that best showcase the handmade prints. Consisting of forty or fewer leaves, the format is like block books, except however, I use various types of hand-printing methods, not just woodblocks. The stories are all original, many based upon years of research. Text is kept to the barest minimum for poetic effect.
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a. books 1-4 covers

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Some of my books, like numbers one, two and four, are printed on Roterfaden paper from Germany, while some specialty papers like Fabriano Ingres, full sheets, are sourced from Jackson's Art Supplies in the U.K. Others are printed on Hahnemuhle (German) and Midori (Japanese) paper.

Falmouth, Jamaica, (Book #6)
$100/each

09/04/2021

40 pages, 5.5" x 8" (14cm x 20 cm), stapled Midori paper $100/each
Excerpts from "Falmouth", a book about Falmouth, Jamaica.
Falmouth_sample art with text 1

Falmouth_sample art 1

Falmouth_sample art with text 2

Falmouth_sample art with poem

A Book of Absurdities (Book #5)
$100/each

15/01/2021

absurdities 1
A Book of Absurdities, 2020 (hand-printed in Jamaica) $100/each
40 pages, 5.5" x 8" (14cm x 20 cm), thread-stitched Roterfaden paper.
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Excerpts from "A Book of Absurdities", a book about migration, place-making and absurdities. The first draft for this book is in the collection of the Brooklyn Art Library.
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absurdities 3
absurdities 4
absurdities 5
absurdities 6
absurdities 7
absurdities 9
absurdities 10

Into Cow Pastures We Sailed (Book #4)
$85/each

02/10/2020

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Into Cow Pastures We Sailed, 2020 (hand-printed in California) $85/each
40 pages, 5.5" x 8" (14cm x 20 cm), thread-stitched Hahnemühle paper.
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(Note: (Book #3 is not currently available for viewing. One of its pages is showcased on the left, next to the cover of the current book.)

Excerpts from "Into Cow Pastures We Sailed", a book about childhood joys, sisterhood and friendship:
into cow pastures1
into cow pastures2
into cow pastures3
into cow pastures4
into cow pastures5
into cow pastures6
into cow pastures7
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into cow pastures9
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My Grandfather is a Lime Tree (Book #2)
$85/each

29/09/2020

1 -cover my grandfather is a lime tree

"My Grandfather is a Lime Tree", 2020 (hand-printed in California)
40 pages, 5.5" x 8" (14cm x 20 cm), thread-stitched Roterfaden paper
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Excerpts from "My Grandfather is a Lime Tree", a book about migration and nation-building:
2 -my grandfather is a limet tree
3 -my grandfather is a limet tree
4 -my grandfather is a limet tree
5 -my grandfather is a limet tree
6 -my grandfather is a limet tree
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8 -my grandfather is a limet tree
9 -my grandfather is a limet tree

A Saltfish Tale (Book #1)
$85/each

15/09/2020

Some excerpts from the forty-page, 5.5" x 8" (14cm x 20cm), "A Saltfish Tale", a book about the absurdities of trade:
2. a saltfish tale -frontspiece
3. title page, a saltfish tale
4. first few pages, a saltfish tale
5.  first few pages, a saltfish tale
6. musical note, a saltfish tale
7. middle with red thread stitching, a saltfish tale
8. end pages, a saltfish tale
9. end pages, a saltfish tale
10. end pages, a saltfish tale
11. insert, back cover page, a saltfish tale