Contained Within

© Catherine Nash "Spiral"

Book are containers of concepts, of knowledge and experience, of human imagination:  in the hands of an artist, the book can explore an integrated connection between idea, structure, and visual movement.  I regard my sculptural artist books to be intimate containers of an idea meant to be experienced in a progression of time.  In my artwork, figurative elements, including eyes and hands and landscape elements such as branches, roots and new growth are timeless metaphors that can be “read”  allegorically in many ways,  a “language” of personal symbols distilled from years of sketchbooks and used to evoke emotive ideas as visual poetry.