Legal Thrillers

A gift for author and attorney, Sheldon Siegel. His mystery series, which had then reached five volumes, features a lawyer as protagonist. How to commission artwork

You Axed For It

A gift to honor the completion of a dissertation on poet Gary Snyder’s Zen influences. The books were selected by the client as references to source materials and the tool handle refers to a favorite Snyder poem, “Axe Handles.” How   …Continue Reading

An Accomplished Mom

Allison wanted to honor her mother, who had a host of passions, including outdoor education, tennis, building and gardening. But, above all, she told me that her mother always felt that she could do anything she put her mind to.   …Continue Reading

Art’s Shelf

Art’s family surprised him with a visit to my studio to commission a shelf. Though they had told me all of his interests in advance, in the end they selected nine titles from my Art collection to commemorate him by   …Continue Reading

Wall Mirrors

Approx 21 in. wide by 26 in. tall. Cost and shipping will vary, if the piece is larger. You may order these by size and color suited to your home. As shown, I work in whole book increments so the   …Continue Reading

A group of wall shelves

Wall shelves hung in a group can display collectibles, sculpture, trophies, tchotchkes — even books. These were part of a set of seven made for e room with red walls. The cost is far lower than my thematic pieces since these   …Continue Reading

The 5-foot Shelf of Books

Actually 63″ long, the instructions for this shelf were printed right on the spines of every book in the set. Each volume in this set of the Harvard Classics (nicely bound reprints of public domain classics) bears the above title   …Continue Reading

Long Thematic Shelf

Made from art books, this 54″ long shelf grows in steps from left to right. Note that the last step on the right is made from two books that match the thickness of the others.

On Shaky Ground

Here the theme and form are merged. Exhibited in Out of Print, at Bakersfield Museum of Art, 2013. Currently on exhibit at Berkeley City Hall through 2014. ~36″ long.    

Antique Tools with Century-old Books

Larger shelves are typically made from sets on encyclopedias since it is difficult to find enough books on a given theme to have the right visual choices for a larger piece. The top of this shelf is made with encyclopedias   …Continue Reading

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