Thursday, September 26, 2013


I've seen things you people wouldn't believe...
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion,
I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain...

[dialog from Roy, a replicant, from the excellent movie "Bladerunner"]

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Some Pages From An Altered Book...Under Vesuvius

 In 2011, I completed my first artist's book -- a 92 page altered book I called "Under Vesuvius."  The original book was a slender, older British volume composed largely of text with some smallish photos highlighting art related to the historical eruptions of Mt. Vesuvius, the beautiful but destructive volcano that haunts Naples and destroyed Pompeii.  In altering the book, I attempted to interact with the existing text and photos, but every page was substantially altered with collage, paper-cutting, ephemera pockets containing vintage photos and postcards, and other techniques.  The book now explores themes of danger, a murderous environment, terrible beauty and small moments of life lived in the shadow of menace (with occasional touches of whimsy).

Above, the frontis piece; below, detail from several interior pages and the back spread.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Some Recent Postcards

 French Geometry Postcard No. 2

French Geometry Postcard No. 1


A Man Named Bird