Creating one-of-a-kind artist's books allows me to combine in one art form, many of the things that I enjoy most: drawing and painting; writing poetry; conceiving constructs and working with papers, fabrics, beads and threads. Formatting becomes paramount as one delivers a theme or visual idea, sequentially, from one page to the next. But perhaps most intriguing is that a book is something that wants to reveal itself, one person to another. Unlike a painting hung on the wall, a book is a private conversation between the artist and someone who chooses to pick it up and open it. Whether it has writing inside or images, or a combination of both, the reveal is always magic.