Saturday, March 30, 2013

Oculus Song in Progress

:: oculus song, risograph and letterpress :: 

I'm getting very excited about this project. I've made some changes since the first draft, little changes in wording and layout. Now that I am printing the final text and images, it's all coming together. 

In other news, I've been in a research mindset lately, thinking about language, storytelling, recording dreams. If you would like to see the images I've been collecting as inspiration, please stop by my Tumblr, Tiger Feathers

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Language is a virus

 :: Yukaghir "love letter" ::

:: Drumconwell Ogham Stone ::

:: Icelandic Magic Staves ::

 :: Saami Runebomme ::

 :: Chinese Bamboo Annals ::

:: Traditional Croatian Tattoos ::

:: my print, Small Fires No. 3 ::

I'm very interested in pictographic images as modes of communication and their relationship to folklore. I've also been looking at the distortion of language and information that occurs as cultural objects
and stories are viewed out of context by outsiders.

 The images I make are a personal and idiosyncratic dictionary of symbols with pictographic imagery rooted in the history and folklore of the Arctic. They are an attempt to communicate with the long gone and far away, and to create a new personal narrative and connection to these far off places.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Oculus Song

I'm working on a new artist's book, titled Ocular  Oculus Song. Right now, it is in the model stage, and I am trying to decide on a typeface. The book will include risograph and letterpress printing, maybe some hand painted details. The book will include some of my writing. It's never been easy for me to translate my ideas into writing, it can be like pulling teeth, but it's exhilarating too. 

:: testing typefaces ::

:: handset type ::

:: risograph printing and handmade paper cover ::

 :: risograph printing and tracing paper ::

Thursday, March 14, 2013

In a white

So many possible paths, opportunities, and chances at the moment. I'm on a boat in a fog that breaks for a second and then returns, enveloping me again in a white where they are questions, only more questions. Soon it will clear.

:: glass plate by Konstantin Dmitrevich Nosilov ::

:: joseph beuys ::

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Two odd things I made recently. 

One is a one of a kind book with vintage paper corner detail.

:: vintage paper corner ::

 :: letterpress front page ::

 :: graph paper and vintage star chart ::

The other is one in a series of experimental letterpress prints that I am using in a book I'm working on. A mysterious house. It reminds me of a polaroid transfer!

:: its letterpress, believe it or not ::

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


:: monkey ::

:: new plants ::