I found some old pictures I took while building the collage that became an artist’s book. The basis of the collage were two cards from the Taxonomy Project. My collaging process is mostly instinctual, but in this case I was trying to tell a story as well.
Multi-block woodcut print for a class assignment, with alternate color combinations. Printed on a vandercook letterpress.
Selected pages from Wolves, 2009
I made this book for a book-in-a-week assignment. It was the subject of a traumatizing critique, which probably poisoned my opinion of the book. There are page I like (posted here), and there are pages that I can’t stand to look at. I like the texture of the acetone transfers, but I intensely dislike the look of the handwritten text. I’ve been thinking of remaking Wolves in a small edition, but real life issues have put that on hold for the time being.
A little book I made out of an old card wallet, scraps of paper, and seeds.
The Young Scientist Investigates
I finally finished this collage project I started years ago! The Young Scientist Investigates is a slightly surreal set of pamphlets, alluding to instructional guides for girls and boys.
Selected pages from a small book I made using acetone transfers, hand stitching, and laser print text from a wikipedia entry on orchids.
I’m not sure the surreal pairing of 19th cen reptile prints and the science-babble text really works, but I’m fond of the book anyway.
A series of trace monotypes based on bubble chamber photographs of subatomic particles. (The rest of the set).
A series of trace monotypes based on bubble chamber photographs of subatomic particles.
Various maps for the Taxonomy project.
Map of Alaska (star showing where my friends live); Map of Atauloma (childhood home); Map of Mills College in Oakland (where I learned letterpress, hence the outline of the California job case); Map of my walking route to school in Philadelphia. Hand drawn, collage, hand-stiching, foil stamping.