For almost every show that I have had, I have created a companion handmade book work. Often in collaboration with my partner Sue Bracken. The design, the digital processing, printing, collating and binding all done by yours truly.
All kinds of formats: conventional, flip, accordion, boxed anthologies - even a game. My intent is to provide my often honking big drawings at a scale that is more accessible and affordable. Something that you could take home. Here is a peek at some them.
Above Below & In Between, 2021
This is definitely a "ONE-OF". So much time, love, blood, and sweat was poured into its creation. I won't be making any more in this format.
60 close-up images bound in pairs so you that you pick them up and really get close! Here, I am only showing you a sample of imagery from each section.
You can also enjoy a digital book version by going to
A Simple Story About An Old Guy Who Wishes On Luck. 2018. A hand made book that riffs on two series of larger drawings. One that tells the story of an old guy who bends over to pick up a wallet, narrowly being missed by a flying pie. The other combines a series of hand gestures. Sue tells me that I am NOT the old guy. I am not so sure.
Attraction, 2015. A small handmade accordian book. A limited edition of ten, Imagery by me, with poetry by Sue Bracken. It brings together two sets of much larger drawings. One set of the phases of the moon. The other of elephants swimming. To my mind the connection is the seeming paradox of immense bodies "floating".
7 Crows. Limited Edition Hand Made Book. 2012. Edition of 10. Based on the orginal imagery presented in my exhibition "I Was Dreaming I Was A Crow Dreaming". It plays with the childrens school yard rhyme:
"one crow for sorros, two for joy, three for a girl, one for a boy, five for silver, six for gold, seven for a secret never to be told"
Imagine A Different Colour Here, 2010. Two hand made versions. Each a limited edition of 35. A paradoy of formal colour theory as conventionally taught at the post secondary level (which I don't have much use for). One plays with imagery from Future Past Perfect. White Background. The other is based on imagery from Teacher Knows Best (originally installed as part of Art School Dismissed (curated by Heather Nicol).