Jody Alexander is an artist, bookbinder, papermaker, librarian and teacher who lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. She makes paper, in the Eastern-style, and uses her papers to bind books with exposed sewing on the spine in a number of historical and modern binding styles. She combines these books with found objects, wooden boxes and drawers, metal, bones, etc. to create sculptural works. Her pieces celebrate collecting, storytelling, and odd characters.
"She came to him at night out of the fog, at first they spoke in a code only they understood, then Fiona stopped speaking and began to teach him how to fly. . ."
In the Lighthouse Attendent's Notebooks He Told Us How Fiona Taught Him to Fly, 2004, 11x11x4.5, Wooden Box, Handmade Paper (Kozo-Campi blend), Encaustic, Etched Brass & Found Objects