I have been keeping illustrated books since I was a young child - an on-going self- constructing memo, from 1986 to present -and they’ve continued to be my most valuable and most dedicated art making. I mostly work in paint, film/photography, fabric and I am a choreographer and teaching artist.The multiple contexts of ‘being' in the communities and the individuals with whom I collaborate are themselves the impetus of my work. Working in my illustrated books is the studio where most all of my work emerges or takes root in visual form.