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These books have been created in the lineage of medieval manuscript books, drawing on my roots in the book arts of calligraphy, illumination and gilding. My longtime interests in the natural world, ancient inscription, folkway and enchantment have found expression in beautiful book forms.

The galleries here present a selection of artist books I have made over a period of about thirty years, but primarily between 2004 and 2016. Lettered, painted, stitched and glued, each book is the bearer of secret and sometimes subversive knowledge, reaching backward and forward in time. You may enjoy visiting my Library page, What is an Artist Book?

A Beautiful Mother thumbA Goddess Alphabet red thumbAlphabet Ancestors snake S thumbBequeathe Love thumbDeep Peace quiet earth thumbFive Medieval Childbirth Charms case thumbHer Blue Body her wombs oceans thumbLitanies crescent moon opening thumbPrayers day night thumbPilgrimage Song thumbPortal thumbSpelling Words roman alphabet thumbStar Spell fan pages thumbCharge of the Goddess spiral thumbThe First Writing unique V thumb The First Writing center pages thumbWhisper of the Wind crescent thumbWomb Time Moon Time uterus spread thumb


I am currently represented by Vamp and Tramp.
In the past I have been also been represented by Priscilla Juvelis, Abecedarian Gallery, and 23 Sandy Gallery.

Selected Exhibits

“Alphabets Alive!” at Weston Library (the Bodleian Library), Oxford University, UK, 19 July 2023-21 January 2024
“Windows and Doors”  Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 2020
(Retro)(Intro)Spection” San Francisco Center for the Book, 2020
“Sacred|Profane” 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2014
“Artists’ Book Cornucopia V” and “Artist’s Book Cornucopia IX” Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado, 2014, 2018
“Superstition 13” San Francisco Center for the Book, California, 2013
“Finding Common Ground Through Sacred Words” Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California,  Oakland, 2013
“Dialoguing with Sacred Texts: An Exhibit of Sacred Texts Past, Present, and Future” Santa Clara University, California, 2013
“The Poetic Pen” 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2012
Hand Bookbinders of California, annual exhibits, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
“Kalligraphia” triennial exhibit of Friends of Calligraphy, San Francisco Public Library, 2018, 2015, 2012, 2009, 2006, 2003, 2000, 1997, 1994
“Sacred Texts, Contemporary Forms” exhibition poster image and art for invitational exhibit , at MIAD, Wisconsin, 2007
“Illuminations: Enlightening Words” solo exhibit, Kaleid Gallery, San Jose, California, 2007
“Visions of the Spirit” Washington Cathedral, 1999


Baylor University, Special Collections; Waco, Texas
Bowdoin College, Special Collections; Brunswick, Maine
Brown University, Hay Library; Providence, Rhode Island
California Institute of Integral Studies; San Francisco, California
Goucher College, Library, Special Collections and Archives, Baltimore, Maryland
Institute of Archeomythology; Sebastopol, California
Mills College, Library, F. W. Olin Library; Oakland, California
National Museum of Women in the Arts; Washington, DC
Opus Foundation Archives; Santa Barbara, California
Otis College of Art and Design; Pasadena, California
Rollins College, Olin Library, Winter Park, Florida
San Francisco Public Library, Harrison Collection of Calligraphy; San Francisco California
San Jose State University Library Special Collections; San Jose, California
Santa Clara University Special Collections; Santa Clara, California
University of California Berkeley, Bancroft Library Special Collections
University of California Davis, Library Special Collections; Davis, California
University of California Santa Cruz, McHenry Library Special Collections
University of Connecticut, Archives and Special Collections Stacks, Storrs, Connecticut
University of Iowa, Library Special Collections; Iowa City, Iowa
University of South Carolina, Myerson Collection; Columbia, So. Carolina
University of Washington; Library Special Collections; Seattle, Washington
Walt Whitman Birthplace, Long Island, New York
Wayne State University; Detroit, Michigan
Western Michigan University, Dwight B. Waldo Library, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Selected Publications

1000 Artists Books, Quayside Publishing, 2012
Book art juried into four issues of Letter Arts Review, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010
Gallery features and how-to articles in Bound and Lettered, 2009, 2010
Research articles in Alphabet, Friends of Calligraphy journal, San Francisco, California, 2009, 2010
Beginner’s Guide: Calligraphy and Illumination for Walter Foster Publishing, 2006

Some Interviews 

Profiled in Ampersand, the journal of Pacific Center for the Books Arts, 2006,  PDF here.
Calligrafia, December 2010
Lettering Guy, October 2012
Eternal Haunted Summer, September 2013