I began making books with students in my teachings days. Later, while working on my Fine Arts degree at the University of Ottawa, I found the book format, not stitched, a useful way to present photo assignments involving the passage of time. Since the themes I favour involve fragility, loss, and layering, I like to use translucent materials in my artist books. Hence, I have sandwiched acrylic transfers of my photos between Plexiglas in a sixteen-foot long accordion book. Later I made a small printed book based on the Plexi book using translucent pages. I have used the acrylic transfer technique with photos of my son, his father and his grandfather in a book with a complicated stitched binding and fold-out pages. I don’t consider myself to be a book artist, but I do know how to find generous friends who will help me when I have an idea I would like to put into book format. For this I am grateful.