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Pictures of the clam-shell box containing six books, one per poem. my Smith-Corona typewriter I have been working since more than two years on a new book. A serious of books. Six in total. Each of them featuring one of Bill Denham’s poems from ‘Looking for Matthew’. The selection was made by Bill when he […]

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Germany Inside Out

Twelve German-American Artists share their views on Germany today. Exhibition June 20 – July 25, 2014, Opening Reception June 19, 6:30PM. Goethe Institut San Francisco, 530 Bush Street @ Grant Street, left of the China Town Gate. My piece is a tunnel book with a collaged image of ‘Norddeutschland’ – ‘North Germany’.

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It was a little bit of surprise to receive an email from the Pacific Center for the Book Arts PCBA – which was dormant for about two years. The 15th members show ‘BookWorks’ was the reason behind the email. From June 18th through September 6th, in the skylight gallery of the San Francisco Public Library, the […]

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As always just before Christmas there was a lot going on and I was not going to make a Christmas card. I had skipped the year before and since my Chinese New Year card is coming at the beginning of the year it’s OK to skip Christmas. Then I found myself sitting at home, carving […]

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I received a letter from the Public Library this week letting me know that my book ‘A Sun that Rises’ has been awarded ‘Honorable Mention’ in the Artist Book category in the Library’s 2013 Art of the Book show. ‘A sun that rises’ is part of the ‘Al-Mutanabbi Street project’. The Library’s website is showing […]

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edition a book

… still working on ‘Looking for Matthew’. It has not been easy for me to continue working on this project. Of course there are always those excuses with ‘all the other deadlines’ but then… if I really wanted and if this had a deadline I would have had finished it long time ago. Six of […]

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The book is based on the following motivational quote : “Every day in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster that the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. […]

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ideation by chance

Why was it such a challenge for me to create a book using ten cards from a deck? I started with a whole different set of ‘pages’ for this book, using the story of the gazelle and the lion. I tried to bring everything together but it did not ‘feel right’. Something was missing. And […]

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This was not easy – I was close to call it off and just not finish this book. But then I did it and now I am happy that I did not sleep the last week and worked entirely on this project. And guess what? I knew about it since April … the story of […]

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I made it! The ‘Crazy Carousel Book Alice’ is on its way to Minneapolis, to the MCBA. The final glueing was done this morning. I added a half clam-shell box and a belly-band for the book. This version has the third panel cut out, too. Even though it is a lot more work I think […]

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