Micki Watanabe Spiller
I am a reader, paper purist, and lover of books as objects to be held and enjoyed. Books act as containers for ideas and serve as places for escape. I love how words become love letters and stories to be shared among friends or strangers; how book recommendations bring friends closer; how book clubs build community. I create works using books as source material. My studio practice can be evenly divided into reading, writing, and making. Though my background is in sculpture, I also combine performative aspects to my practice, creating spaces for events where storytelling can take place.