I make one-off and small edition artist books. You can purchase them directly through me, in my Etsy Shop, and a selection of books is also available from Vamp and Tramp (please check both the section miniature books and the section artist books) and Abecedarian Gallery. I am proud to present a selection here:

Project Message in a Bottle

flaschenpostthumb04This is an ongoing project for which I make messages, put them in bottles, and then toss them into rivers, the sea, or hide them somewhere.

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Erased

erased thumbErased is a poem I wrote in 2014. One of the defining features is that it has been cancelled, crossed out. I have used this poem in one of my messages in bottles, but it was also bound into three books, one made by me and two copies, all one of a kind, were made by Zoran Vidakovic.

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Gegen den Nachtmahr (edition of 12)

nightmareboxthumbGegen den Nachtmahr is German and translates to “against the creature nightmare”. It is an altered matchbox with found objects, and the text of an old German spell against nightmares.

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Absences (open edition)

abencesthumbAbsences is a short story in form of a dialogue between a woman and a police officer. The protagonist reports strange disappearances from her apartment in the end she has to realize that much more is missing. A surprising story, funny in a bittersweet way.

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Exercises

exercises thumbLiterally excercises with Japanese Brush, paper, and binding.

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Chasing Infinity. Meditations with Straight Edge…

chasing thumbnailThis book contains a series of self-imposesd challenges regarding different geometric constructions which are very closely connected to drawing objects in different perspectiv projections.

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Die Stadt — The City

die Stadt thumbnailThis is a story about a search that failed due to culture shock. The whole book is bilingual from title to blurb. The centrefold, separating the two languages, is a handcut and hand assembled pop-up image. The whole book fits inside a matchbox.

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Frozen in Time

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Frozen in Time (often just Frozen for short), is a book about photography and our wish to capture an those freeze moments and memories. Structurally it consists of eight panels or pages, each lengthwise folded three times to fit into a crown book which sits inside a case.

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Old Lace

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Old lace is the result of a book exchange on Jackie’s Bookbinding Forum. The title of the exchange was “lace” or “old lace”. Most of the participants just made blank books, but I immediately had this story in mind… One copy went off to my swap partner, the second one, different in many details, is the one you can see here.

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Möbius

moebius thumbTo date I made three books, Moebius I-III, in this series of books in the form of a Moebius strip. As is the nature of the strip, there is no first or last page, there are pages on “both sides” of the strip, and the reader goes round and round in circles while reading it.

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Du bist min. ich bin din. (Edition of 12)

dubistminthumbDu bist min, ich bin din is a famous old German love poem. I wrote it by hand into 12 miniature books and gave each its own tiny little box to sit in.

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Monster’s Eyes (open, varying edition)

monsterseyes thumbThis little booklet features 25 different pairs of monster’s eyes, two of them with the head as well. The book is folded in an accordion style, when closed it is about 8cm x 6cm in size; that’s approximately 3.2″ x 2.4″

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To Touch and To Cut (Edition of 20)

totouch thumbnailMy first book with (kind of) mathematical content. At first sight the lines on the pages of to touch and to cut seem random, but they are not.

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The Smiley Oracle (Edition of 16)

smiley thumbnailThe Smiley Oracle is a game, it is an oracle, it is art.

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Nag Hammadi Interpretation II (Varying Edition of 2)

Nah Hammadi Interpretation thumbnailThe codices in Nag Hammadi are the oldest known to us. In this book I combine elements of contemporary life with the old, and thus give a contemporary interpretation of the finding and the books.

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Nag Hammadi Interpretation I

traditional nag hammadi thumbThe codices in Nag Hammadi are the oldest known to us. Their finding was interesting theologically, as they contained the first known full version of the gospel of Thomas. They are also an important find regardign the archaeology of book binding.

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Unborn Thoughts

unbornthumbUnborn thoughts I + II are nests sewn from dyed parchment paper, filled with chestnet shells, each of which contains one seedling of a thought, written in secret skript onto a tiny scroll.

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