Book works


First four pages in my Leporello for the group show “Rebound”

I have been working on the Leporello book for the REBOUND Exhibtion and have the first four pages finished. The requirements for this show has a maximum size of 12" X 12" X 12". My book will measure 11 1/4" tall with a diameter of 12". In image #7 you can see how it will be displayed.


Leporello and Concertina Books

Leporello book I made four years ago. This has been a favourite book structure.

Leporello book I made four years ago. This has been a favourite book structure.

Name derivative:

The term leporello refers to printed material folded into an accordion-pleat style. Also sometimes known as a concertina fold, it is a method of parallel folding with the folds alternating between front and back. The name likely comes from the manservant, Leporello, in Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. Famed rogue and lover Don Giovanni (in Italian – also known as Don Juan in Spanish) has seduced so many women that when Leporello displays a tally of his conquests, it unfolds, accordion-style, into a shockingly long list. Many leporellos are used as a way of telling a story, while others are purely visual.

In the Victorian era, leporellos were quite commonly used as travel souvenirs, depicting beautiful, panoramic scenes of the places travelers had just seen, customs and culture of the region and the like. They are often used in illustrated children’s works, as well. Collectors of books and paper ephemera will love their scarcity and delicate beauty.

Source: Abe Books


Book Works

Work in Progress for the upcoming group show - “Rebound”

Working in the studio on my book to be included in the REBOUND Exhibition at Gallery 1580.

Images:   Creating a "Leporello" structure for my book, which is the Italian word for an accordion style book; working on the layout and possible ideas; beginning the artwork with a Fluid painting technique using tea stain and India ink. This book will contain marks created through the actions of burning, piercing, punching holes, rubbing, folding, impressing lines, smoking, drawing and painting.


“Rebound” - The Book as a Contemporary Art Form

I will be participating in this exhibit.

Gallery 1580 - 1580 Cook Street, Victoria, BC

Opening reception October 3rd – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
Exhibition continues through October 17th.

Experimental new works by 18 west coast artists. Works reference the genres of drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and installation.

Exhibiting artists include: Julia Bennett, Jane Coombs, Sarah Cowan, Troi Donnelly, Lorraine Douglas, Jill Ehlert, Luis Mario Guerra Veliz, Kathy Guthrie, Margaret Hantiuk, Barry Herring, Elizabeth Litton, Kyle Labinsky, Connie Michele Morey, Richard Pawley, Regan Rasmussen, Trish Shwart, Diana Weymar and Caren Willms.