gallery: Portraits Etcetera

This page is dedicated to smaller works that are not a part of larger projects. I maintain a practice of drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, and other small artworks, both personal and by commission.

Sweet Box
Varied edition series of 6 intaglio prints, titled Turkish Delight, Truffle, Doughnut Hole, Pop Tart, Stick Candy, and Lollipop.
         



Conversation with Spenser
drypoint intaglio & blind textural print


Smile, Though Your Heart is Breaking
drypoint intaglio



Rhiannon
Varied edition series of 4 monoprints



Him and Me
Intaglio VE of 8
       


Portraits
graphite drawings on paper - privately owned - commissions accepted











Linen Press: Random Ramblings on the Emotional Process of Mothering
Exhibited in Victoria, B.C., 2007.

This is a book about laundry; dirty laundry and laundry trying to be clean, and cleaning, and airing out other people's old laundry for examination and forgiveness. This is a book about having a mother and being a mother.

Linen Press is an accordion book sewn of used children's bed linens. Its hard cover is integrated and held closed with a cotton diaper. It contains 34 pages of poems, photos, comments, and recipes, all from a mother's perspective. It is not all positive, nor all beautiful, but it is honest and even funny at times. It is not particularly controversial. The work is displayed as shown to the right (mostly) hung on a clothesline at eye-level, so that viewers can travel along both sides to read it. Below are images of individual pages, the book open to be read as a traditional book (also possible but not ideal for an exhibition).

Exhibition space required: 30 to 35 feet in a straight line (from one wall to another wall or pillar), where the clothesline is attached. The clothesline dips through the air, 5-7 feet high, so that viewers can easily walk underneath both ends. The book sits in a laundry-basket on a stool at one end of the clothesline, and its pages lift up to the line, where they are hung with wooden pegs.






NOxIOUS
Exhibited in Victoria, B.C., 2008.

Stretching the definition of "book", NOxIOUS is a tremendously long scroll of gas receipts, upon the back of which is scrawled the NOxIOUS poem. It is to hang from a ceiling at least 2 storeys high, from where it twists elegantly to the floor, ending in a snarled pile of reciepts.

Exhibition space required: 3x3 feet of floor-space, with a vertical rise of 20 to 30 feet. For special events, the piece can have dry ice set under the pile, so that a small cloud of carbon dioxide will drift around the heap of receipts. A draft-free area is necessary for this to work (away from vents, doors, etc.)

Free Pamphlets! Along with the exhibit comes a supply of free photocopied pamphlets, folded book style. The cover has only the title, NOxIOUS. Upon opening, the reader discovers definitions of various carbon oxides and nitrogen oxides, all harmful to human and planetary health, and products of gasoline combustion. On the third opening, the NOxIOUS poem comes into view. And on the very inside is a grey image of a tree-shaped car-deodorizer, with the word NOxIOUS on it.
 
 

  


Oude Wereld/New World (book)
Abstract expressive illutration of Dvorak's 9th symphony. (details)




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