Artist Books


For five years in the early 2000’s, I lived within blocks of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. The EPA has designated the Canal as a Superfund site. The Gowanus Canal is an artist book focused on my impressions of the Canal’s history and my own personal experiences. Natural & urban detritus add texture to the pages. Other aspects of the book depict the toxic but beautiful mosaic-like surface of the Canal, using hand marbleized paper and screen printed images. Hopefully, my project will prompt reflection about the fate of this remarkable urban waterway. The book developed as part of the 2023 On the Waterfront exhibition, with Central Booking in Collaboration with the New York Historical Society. More images can be seen at The Gowanus Canal Special Project. The book can be purchased from Central Booking.


   In the project Slick, I examine the possible effects of the BP oil spill on the Gulf Coast. In the summer of 2010, I made a trip to Louisiana where I observed the situation firsthand. I shot a film short using stop motion animation on several state park beaches and bayous near the affected areas. A clip from the film can be viewed at Animations: Slick. Later, I also made a limited edition book that is printed on rubber gaskets used in petroleum refineries. The book comes in a metal film cannister with a DVD. Proceeds from sales will partially go to non-profit environmental organizations. Note: More images of this book can be seen on the Special Projects: Slick.