Saturday, September 4, 2010


while in baton rouge, i took it upon myself to make 3 self published (read as i made 50 copies at the local kinkos and placed them in grad student and faculty campus mailboxes and studios) periodicals.

my abbreviated academic attempt at breaking down the book form i had played with while in philadelphia. while self serving and self important, they have provided me with a couple of my favorite visual images.

first heavy exposure to the 70s era music of stevie wonder. innervisions is incredible. golden lady is aural bliss.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

the blue kitchen.

the condo on 36th street served us well for a number of years. cheap mortgage... and, uh, cheap mortgage.
after a short while we painted the kitchen blue. bright blue with lighter blue trim around all the cabinets.

pretty intense.

for a while there i was bouncing from part time teaching gig to part time teaching gig to part time teaching gig. all in the same day.

in the gaps in between i would, what else, document the place and its immediate surroundings. i made a series of relief prints on styrofoam. we were getting a lot of takeout sushi at the time and i would cut out the tops of the boxes and use them as my plates.

the kitchen counter became my ink slab. the pull out cutting board became my print bed.

usually 3 colors done with selective inking of the plate. used a variety of colored mulberry paper.