ARTIST'S BOOKS
Each book is hand-printed in a limited edition of 20 or fewer.
You may purchase books via the Contact Form. Thank you for your interest.

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 five above, 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
"Falmouth" (2020/21)
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