A Book for Forty Thoughts. This book is a subsequent, custom-made version of the small accordion book. I made it for a friend that needed a book with forty different possible interventions.


Parotas are one of the largest trees of sub tropical forests; they grow quickly to become majestic canopy trees. Many characteristics of these trees demonstrate their adaptation to the wet and dry seasons of their native habitats. They delay seed maturation to coincide with the onset of the rains thus giving young trees the full extent of the wet season in which to grow and send down roots to survive the dry months. They are briefly deciduous in the dry season to minimize moisture loss due to evaporation through the leaves. They also go to sleep at night. Check the new Spiabook...

Book of Lists

The three books I made in the first part of this year have to do with the idea of storage. The act of storing implies a list to keep track of what one stores. I used the process of storing and listing as a way to generate ideas. 

The book of lists enumerates five or six different types of lists as a way expand points of view, compare topics, contrast goals and discover contradictions. Each section examines a type of list, loosely based on a review I read of Umberto Eco’s book “The Vertigo of Lists” which I was unable to get ahold of until later. Each of his chapters is based on a type of list beautifully illustrated with examples of art. My goal was the illustration of an idea generated by a specific type of list.

The “accordion for small things” is a blank version of the Book of Lists for the user to store things in the envelopes and then list things on the pages in between.  

The “Collection of portraits” is a direct result of one of the chapters in the Book of Lists: an example of how ideas or concepts can grow into a book. Everything is still taking shape and moving forward after this first draft of production.