This is a great moment–finally, Bound in Japan has an online presence! A humble presence, so far, but it is a big step forward in the digital age we live in.

Bound in Japan started as a tiny spark in the autumn of 2008. It has taken some time for the vision to solidify, but each day brings me closer to being in Japan and creating art with the community there. This project brings together all the things I’m passionate about: book art, art education, community outreach, issues of diversity and identity, and of course, Japan.

It’s not easy spearheading a big project like this, but I’ve had a lot of help and I’ve learned a tremendous amount in the process. Bound in Japan is art activism at the grassroots level, and it is made possible by a community effort. A community of friends who have been generous with their diverse talents and many other gracious people I have met along the way. The more I work on this project, the clearer I can see the connections linking me to people all over the world. It’s an incredible feeling.

Bound in Japan will take place next year in 2011. There’s still a lot of work to do before I head to Japan, but I’m looking forward to it. There are a lot of exciting things coming up, and I’ll be posting updates here so stay tuned!

To learn more about the project, click here.