Amber: embroidered fabric, wood, amber beads, cotton embroidery thread, waxed polyester. Approx 1.75″ x 5″ x 1.75″ Topic: scientific, historic, and folkloric notations about the fossil gem amber. Private collection.
cotton and linen fabric embroidered with Pi to the 60th place, walnut wood covers and stand, glass beads, waxed polyester. Approx 1.5″ x 6″ x 1.5″ Topic: notations and original poetry about Pi. Private collection.
Shell Codex: silk, eelskin, shell, walnut, waxed polyester. Approx 1″ x 7″ opened. Topic: folding codex with numerical arrangements of shell discs. Finished as necklace. Private collection.
Mirror: embroidered fabric, mirrors, cotton embroidery thread, acrylic paint, glass beads, waxed polyester. Approx 5″ x 4″ x 1.5″ Topic: original poetry about mirrors in myth and fable. Private collection.
Continental Divide: cotton and linen fabric applique, cotton embroidery thread, woodburned oak, acrylic paint, bone, leather, glass beads. Approx 5″ x 7″ x 2″ Topic: original poetry and historic quotes link the geographic and cultural divides in America circa the 2004 Presidential election. Collection Yale University, Art Library, Special Collections.
Tulip: embroidered cotton, silk, painted leather covers, walnut spine and stand, glass beads, waxed polyester. Approx 1.5″ x 5.5″ x 1.5″ Topic: paintings and original poetry about tulips. Private collection.
Red Moon: redheart wood, red jasper, tooled leather, acrylic paint, carved and dyed bone, upholstery fabric, cotton embroidery thread, waxed polyester. Approx 2″ x 2″ x 1″ Topic: moonlit scenes etched on bone covers lead into pages documenting the stages of a lunar eclipse. Collection Ringling School of Art & Design, for gift.
Knots 1: embroidered and digitally printed cotton, commercial clothing labels, cotton embroidery thread, bone, basswood, leather, acrylic paint, waxed polyester. Approx 1.25″ x 3″ x 1.25″ Topic: original poetry about knots. Private collection.
Turquoise Traces: carved, pierced, painted poplar and leather covers inset with turquoise nuggets; leather pages inlaid with cotton embroidery and turquoise beads in geometric patterns. Approx 2″ x 5″ x 2″ University of New Mexico Library Special Collections
Smoke and Flame: carved, pierced, painted oak and leather covers inset with labradorite discs; russet and gray leather pages inset with smoke and flame designs in cotton embroidery and gemstone beads. Approx 3.5″ x 5.5″ x 2″ Private collection.
Tropica 1: carved and painted leather, basswood, acrylic paint, glass and shell beads, waxed polyester. Approx 1.5″ x 3″ x 1.5″ Topic: painted vignettes of a beach seen at progressively closer viewpoints from aerial to microscopic. Private collection.
Star Map 1, 2, 3: basswood, embroidered and painted linen, cotton embroidery thread, glass beads, waxed linen. Approx 4″ x 4″ x 1.5″ Topic: glow-in-the-dark paint and thread create a background of fantasy star maps and manuscript sketches; in daylight only the black words ‘Per Aspera Ad Astra’ show up. Collections of University of Denver and University of New Mexico Zimmerman Library. Private collection
Plateau Guardians: carved, painted leather and oak covers; leather pages embroidered with Western American landscapes alternate with pages of right-angle weave beadwork; glass beads and waxed polyester tassels. Approx: 3.5″ x 5.5″ x 2″ Private collection.
Watershed Lament: embroidered and applique linen and cotton, dyed and woodburned oak,
shell, glass, waxed polyester. Approx 54″ x 11″ Topic: original poetry and drawings follow the path of a river from source to ocean. Private collection.
Wait: embroidered linen and cotton, leather, wengewood, walnut, rock crystal cabochons, acrylic paint, glass beads, porcelain beads, waxed polyester. Approx 3.5″ x 5.5″ x 2″ Topic: original poetry celebrating a marriage from youth through old age. Private collection.