Threads | Þræðir

Textiles and Book Arts July 8 - November 5, 2023 @ Nordia House, Portland, Oregon

Threads | Þræðir

Intertwined in Iceland: Textiles and Book Arts July 8 – November 5, 2023  Books and textiles are the two forms of artistic expression that have the longest history and tradition in Iceland, but it is rare that books and textiles are intertwined. This exhibition showcases artists’ books and textile pieces by Icelandic artists and visiting artists […]


Onomatopæia was inspired by a dead bee that was given to me by a friend. By exploring it with a magnifying glass I discovered textures and colors that were not obvious at first glans. The exploration led to the production of the images portrayed in the book. The book’s name comes from the sound that it makes when […]

Bug Book

Bug Book is the logical next step from Onomatopæia. I took my discoveries from the bee and applied them to various other insects. The inspiration for the box itself came from the letterpress studio where a container for brasses and coppers appealed to me.

Faces of the Fallen

Every face has a story to tell. The human waste of war is the inspiration for Faces of the Fallen.Young men and women on the pages of The Washington Post brought me to Arlington National Cemetery where every grave has a story to tell.


In the past two years, three dear friends from different phases of my life have passed away. My loss has  left me wondering about the meaning of our existence and why some leave too prematurely. I believe that at night we are most perceptive to the energy floating around us in the atmosphere and that is […]

+/- One Percent

±OnePercent is a collaborative artists’ book exploration of the duplicative, and yet wildly variant, nature of heredity and the human genetic code. The book, created by 8 graduate students under Marginalia Press, the press of the MA Art and the Book program at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, is a work  composed of three innovative books […]
Searching for meaning and striving to understand my everyday surroundings has lead me down the road of discovery. Looking closer at objects and living organisms around me, I have uncovered wonderful color combinations, patterns and textures that both serve as artistic inspiration as well as the subject matter in my art. This journey has forced […]
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