Shot in my studio this piece is entitled open

O P E N

One of the wonderful things I was able to do while working on my MFA was to get to print letterpress. You will find some of these prints under the heading “Printed Images”. I’ve divided these up into books and wall works. I’ve also included some of the post cards I started printing as linoleum blocks. These images show up in some of the other printed material as well as some new cut blocks.

These pieces are not strictly letterpress. These works are complex, printed and reprinted adding layer upon layer using a combination of inkjet, letterpress, block printing and in some cases drawing and painting.

One of these prints is shown here. This piece is entitled OPEN and was photographed in my studio at the time.

Shot in my studio this piece is entitled open

Shot in my studio this piece is entitled open

first rendition of Grumpy Fish getting some much needed sun

Grumpy Fish study

Well I’m in the process of redoing my website, (i.e. update after much neglect). I’ll be posting pictures soon from my installation at EFAC, the Harrison Center Gymnasium and most recently Gallery 924. I also was included in a group show at IU Bloomington and an unusual installation piece for me in Budapest, both of which I will put something up for. Another exciting thing for me is the introduction of a new character I lovingly call Grumpy Fish. I like to think of him as a cross between Muddy Mud Skipper and Eeyore. You can take from him what you will.

first rendition of Grumpy Fish getting some much needed sun

first rendition of Grumpy Fish getting some much needed sun

Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana was the title chosen  for the installation of works I recently presented at Herron School of ArtThis was part of the the Show of Masters Candidates for Fine Arts Degrees from Herron School of Art. This photo was taken from the entrance to the EFAC Galleries on IUPUI’s Campus, before the opening.

Knock, Knock

Knock, Knock…

I’m trying to get caught up on some of my neglected activities now that I am out of Grad School. One is to post pictures from some of my recent shows. This picture is from the installation “Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana”. The installation relied heavily on the use of abundant window space, it was shot from outside the Gallery entrance, look for more images soon!

Detail from "Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana" installation.

Detail from “Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana” installation.

Box of Happiness 1

Buy a Box of Happiness….

I recently worked on a series of books/boxes. This is the largest of them. The campfire used in this piece is cast out of aluminum and stands about 14 inches tall. The box is approximately 24 inches square and 4 inches tall when closed.

This campfire is cast in aluminum

This campfire is cast in aluminum

This shot shows the inside lid.

This shot shows the inside lid.

Close-up shot with the "Activity Book" open

Close-up shot with the “Activity Book” open

This is "Buy a Box of Happiness" open for display.

This is “Buy a Box of Happiness” open for display.

Gravity open verticle

Harrison Center for the Arts Book Show “Bookmark”

I currently have a piece in an exhibition at the Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis.  The show is entitled “Bookmark” and is put on in conjunction with the Herron Art Library.  Here is a link to a short video from the opening: http://tinyurl.com/9qau3s7.  More information about the Harrison Center is here: http://tinyurl.com/8fbzgve.  My piece is titled “Gravity“; it is a folded postcard style book.  Each image in the book has a short thought or description that precedes it.

billboards - 2724

Sorting things out….

Here is a picture of my “palette”. These happen to be pieces of paper billboards. When they remove them from the billboard structure they are scraped off in sheets, with as many as 15 layers of advertisements. The first order of business is to “delaminate” these by hosing them down and peeling them apart. Here they are stretched out to dry.Image