Books

These collected books explore the relationship between words, imagery, and expressions of time and movement.  Pursuing the relationship between ideas and the physical configuration of materials, within a discrete space, is a fundamental thread in Amy's work.  This thread is expressed in the three dimensional space of site and garden design, the two dimensional space of drawings, and the sequenced patterning of the page.  Within this collection of artist's books, three dimensional spaces become compressed and abstracted; time is expressed as each book is experienced, page by page and fold by fold.    

 

RECENT WORK

"and capture the moon"

"And capture the moon" is a story about marking ground, digging a protected hole, allowing rain water to fill the hole, reflecting the sky on the surface of the water and capturing the reflection of the moon.  An elemental story, "and capture the moon" invites a broad range of interpretation and allows inclusion of meanings from multiple perspectives.  The book suggests ideas about marking ground, defining levels of protection and allowing disruption as a catalyst for resulting wonder.  "And capture the moon" celebrates the fundamental abstraction inherent in compressing and combining the earth and sky.  "And capture the moon is a limited edition of twelve folded, die cut, archival giclée prints of graphite drawings with vellum insets.

"And capture the moon" was included in the 2016 Virginia Arts of the Book Center annual member  project Handmade Harvest and in the book arts exhibit BUILT at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, Oregon in the spring of 2017.  "BUILT is an international juried exhibition of book and paper art examining the relationship between contemporary book art practices and architecture, engineering, landscape and construction as form, function and structure. Book artists took this opportunity to re-imagine the ways we as designers, of either books or buildings can inhabit and shape the world around us. Our disciplines have a natural synergy. After all, books and buildings are both kinetic, sequential, structural and time based. BUILT examines the relationship between the built and the book." (quoted from the 23 Sandy Gallery web site) 

  

 

"Kalendarium Hortense"

In "Kalendarium Hortense", soil, wood, seed and sky are configured and arranged, describing actions necessary to manage seasonal change and establish boundaries, building sanctuary in the face of sudden disruption. Simultaneously abstract and figurative, garden, gardener and gardening are compressed in a conversation of change, disruption and renewal. Moments from personal stories and larger metanarratives are expressed in each of the drawings included within the book. The book is designed to create three, internal spaces within the pages: the surface of the central space is continuously covered with a drawing of wooden fencing and hedging (highlighted with color), with the two adjacent spaces configured with the images of chain link fencing.  "Kalendarium Hortense"is an edition of 25 giclée, case bound, artist books.  

"Kalendarium Hortense" was included in the books arts exhibit BUILT at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, Oregon in the spring of 2017.  "BUILT is an international juried exhibition of book and paper art examining the relationship between contemporary book art practices and architecture, engineering, landscape and construction as form, function and structure. Book artists took this opportunity to re-imagine the ways we as designers, of either books or buildings can inhabit and shape the world around us. Our disciplines have a natural synergy. After all, books and buildings are both kinetic, sequential, structural and time based. BUILT examines the relationship between the built and the book." (quoted from the 23 Sandy Gallery web site)  

"Kalendarium Hortense" was chosen for a purchase award and is now included in the Book and Paper Arts Collection at the University of Washington, Seattle.