I have visited many places in the United States and have always prized time-worn books which published in New York. I collect them all the time. They have many stories in them. Not just the words inside, but the people they belonged to. The people they were given to, the notes they left inside. The books have become like old friends to me. We have the conversations and stories in New York.
For me, thinking about these books and who they were connected to, inspires me. Images form in my head and then I begin to draw. Each drawing I do attempt to capture just one of these stories. Not the text from the stories, but the lives of their owners. I draw right on to the page in ink, blending my interpretation with my inspiration.
It's important for me to convey a sense of memory in these drawings. None are crisp. None are clear. This is a voice from the past, not the present. I think that my art has bought some memories back from my own home. I hope that you too can re-visit your home through my work.