Book Sculpture | Gallery 1
One of my favorite experiences was working at an
auto salvage yard. My precious pooch, Chloe,
and I would walk the yard and discovered amazing jewels in the junk. I was intrigued by these gems and on a daily basis collected bags of abandoned auto parts. The guys in the yard thought I was crazy! These books portray compilations of these ghost rider souvenirs.
Book Sculpture | Gallery 2
For five years, I owned and operated a Brazilian beach
café in San Diego, California. I created a themed
environment combining surfing and jungle safari, designing and making everything by hand using anything tropical, natural, and earthy that I collected during treasure hunts at garage sales, dumpster dives, and alleyways. These books are another detour on this tropical trail.
Book Sculpture | Gallery 3
Over the years, I’ve collected anything interesting
that creatively inspired me, always telling myself that
I didn’t really need it but convincing myself that it was
too cool to pass up and would surely be used in future work. Needless to say, Pandora's box became quite full with troves of treasures. These books reveal the opening of that box and the creation of a little bit of everything.