Saturday, April 11, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Philadelphia Art Book Fair 2015



I had to take it a little easy in the studio this weekend because I came down with a nasty cold. But I did manage to do some prep work for the Philadelphia Art Book Fair, coming up April 24th and 25th. I'm excited to participate in this event, which will host a diverse group of institutions, presses, and individual artists. I highly recommend taking a look through the exhibitor list. Closer to the event date, there will also be events and lectures to check out too. 

My main focus will be recent experimental letterpress edition books and prints, but I will also be bringing a small selection of unique handmade journals for sale as well. 

:: unique handmade books ::

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

One day, the sea will overflow into the valley and roll over all...

I was working on an artist's statement today and writing,  "...paper; fleet and quiet carrier of words and questions...an intent to look with an eye that sees both the mystical and the negligible as valid and acknowledges their equivalents and connections."

Fleet sources and thoughts. Belief in world's beyond our own perceptions. Beauty in the ability in people to create their own realities for whatever reason.

I keep thinking about an illustration of a wave I found in an old children's book and its caption 

One day, the sea will overflow into the valley and roll over all...





Saturday, March 14, 2015

What does the white light mean?

:: Reading Variations, in progress, 2015 ::

Still working on this piece titled Reading Variations. It's starting to come together. 

What does a mist or white light mean?
What does a single white light on a boat mean?
What does the white light mean?

:: detail, letterpress on frosted mylar over letterpress print on paper ::

:: detail, in progress ::

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Reading Variations II

This is a letterpress print of the drawing from the previous post.

:: Reading Variations, letterpress print on paper, 2015 ::

:: detail ::

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Reading Variations

 :: gouache on paper ::

I'm working on a piece for an upcoming show titled Reading Variations. It's actually a collaboration with my father. We are both looking at the same piece of writing and responding to it. This drawing is part of my side of the project. 

Now I'm working on turning it into a print.

 :: hand-cut printing matrices on boxcar base ::

:: first layer, letterpress print in process ::

Sunday, February 8, 2015