Memory Palace

This book, “Memory Palace”, demonstrates my compulsion to remember and to be remembered by way of collecting. The pages are a storage place for a range tokens representing experiences that I have saved over the last twenty years. In this way it is a vessel, holding objects that I can retrieve at any time to awaken memories temporarily forgotten. Codified by color and arranged chronologically, each item signifies a particular time and place. This structure was chosen because of its resemblance to a series of rooms. A memory palace is a mnemonic device, which helps a person to catalog and retrieve information. The creation of “Memory Palace”, has allowed me to transform this mnemonic device into physical reality.

Digital prints on 90lb water color paper, Iris bookcloth over binder’s board, foil stamped title

8 x 8 x1.5 (closed)

Unique/ Single Copy


I am honored and thrilled to share that my book, Memory Palace, was selected to be a part of Vessel, the upcoming Guild of Book Workers 2015-2017 Traveling Exhibition.


Dates & Venues

November 30, 2015 - January 30, 2016
Kellogg Gallery
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Greater Los Angeles Area

February 15, 2016 - April 15, 2016

Penrose Library - Anderson Academic Commons
University of Denver
Denver, Colorado

April 30, 2016 - June 30, 2016

Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York

July 15, 2016 - September 15, 2016

North Bennet Street School
Boston, Massachusetts


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Amy Peters: Graphic Designer
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Brent Holloman: Graphic Designer
Stef Grinder: Illustration

Delightful Bookbinding Videos

Book Talk with John and Dominic

The Book Boys, John Demerritt and Dominic Riley, channel the spirits of bookbinders from the 19th Century. After a brief history lesson, we see a hands-on narrated demonstration starting at 06:30. This program was recorded at the Old Main Library in June of 1995. 

If'n Books Demonstration Video

Watch as Deb Dormody creates a Circle Buttonhole Stitch Album.
With appearances by some surprise guests.You'll probably want to head over to the If'n Books shop to order something from this delightful bindery right away! Here's a link to get you there.

BR: Harold B. Lee Library Book Repair

Book Doctors! The book repair department at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University works tirelessly to mend, repair, revive, and bring books back to life.


    Currently, I'm unable to take on new client work, however, I recommend the professional binders below that will do a wonderful job on your project.

    Wendy Withrow
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    Mark Andersson
    Panther Peak Bindery
    Bookbinding, Repair, Bible Repair

    Bexx Caswell
    White Sparrow Bindery
    Wedding Albums, Miniature Books, Repair

    Contact Me
    Although I am not taking new work right now, I'm always available for questions and conversation. Feel free to email anytime.