Art Lessons: Reflections From An Artist's Life
Art Lessons is about my relationship to my work—what inspires me and keeps me going. Part personal story and part reflection, the book contains seven essays which begin with hand-lettered quotes. Each contains hard-won truths that I have learned during my years of making art: the role of patience, the development of the critical eye, the struggle with perfection, and the idea that an artist's best teacher is the work itself.
4.5" x 5.75",40 pages, black and white
Words For Our Time
Words For Our Time is a book of text-based artworks created in response to the 2016 election. Based on eight words (strength, hope, truth, peace, justice, love, courage, and compassion) which are accompanied by 58 quotes, they remind us of what is important in our personal and civic lives and provide encouragement and support in these difficult times. Each was created from one large sheet of paper that was torn into separate sections. After the writing was complete, the pieces were sewn back together in an act of healing as the torn paper was mended and and made whole.The eight pieces are collected here with the quotes and their sources in type for reference.
8.5" x 11", 36 pages, full color
The Spirit Books
The Spirit Books is an award-winning chapbook-sized coffee table book of art that celebrates the spirit of nature and the book. Spirit Books are the name I have given to wordless contemplative art objects, part sculpture and part book, that I have been creating since 1992. Carefully crafted from natural materials and handmade papers, they take the reader out of the everyday world and into a state of grace and reverence. The 2014catalog contains evocative images of 34 Spirit Books, explanations of the inspiration behind each one, and an introductory essay by Rosemary Noon.
5.5" x 8.25",78 pages, full color
Calligraphy: How I Fell In, Out, and In Love Again
Calligraphy is an illustrated memoir of my sometimes all-consuming, always challenging, and ultimately freeing relationship with calligraphy over forty years. The story, told through images of my work and a few photographs, is about more than learning to hold a pen and form letters. It's about growing up and growing older, questioning and slowly finding answers—an inspiring read for artists and non-artists alike.
"Calligraphy is a levelheaded look at the artistic process from someone whose relationship with words constantly shifts. It functions both as a crafter’s catalog and as an autobiography, as well as the record of a Merrimack Valley artist whose work spans decades and has remained invigorating, and grows more profound over time."
Doug Sparks, Merrimack Valley Magazine
154 pages, full color, 8.5 x 11 inches
LIBRARIES AND BOOKSTORES: Book is available through Ingram