Sunday, March 27, 2011


"Sometimes I feel there is something wrong with me. I don't have that kind of precise mind or I just don't feel that way. I feel very very strongly in the way that I feel, but I don't stand on a kind of system. Maybe mine is another kind of system... [My works are] much closer to soul or introspection, to inner feelings. They are not for architecture or sun, water or for the trees, and they have nothing to do with color or nature or making a nice sculpture garden. They are indoor things."
~Eva Hesse


"If I can forever lose panic I know I am then capable of being a great artist, great person. That terror stands so in my way. It is a haunting paralyzing experience, one of which I stand in dread of occurring, and when it happens it is even worse than what I anticipated."
~Eva Hesse

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I can tell you so much more in 25 seconds than I ever could before.

Currently installed at the Glass Gallery in the Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

seen at the Joan Flasch Artist's Books collection

Julie Chen, Radio Silence

A book is a build-ing, an imaginative space with a physical presence that must be traveled through gradually, accumulatively, and no two journeys are quite the same. A self-conscious assemblage of raw materials selected for their authenticity, durability, palpability, affinity. Both time-bound and eternal, a product of its moment and a permanent impression in the world as a whole and those who live inside a home.

- Arch Scripps College Press, 2010

Amazingly, books can deepen empathy; foster gentleness, humility; inspire justice, kindness; lessen man's natural orneriness, provide quiet restoration of scattered thoughts, unleash vicarious wandering, excite young-again zeal.

Robert Owen Robertz, Chicago Hand Bookbinders, 1999