Seager Gray Gallery

Last week Oola and I did a road trip and spent some time camping with California’s biggest and hungriest mosquitoes.  Also shared coffee next to some old guys in bicycle spandex.  Happily we arrived in the Bay Area itchy but not with too much psychological damage to visit family and friends. One highlight of the… Continue reading Seager Gray Gallery

The Horsemen of the 21st Century

The drawings have been getting darker over the past year.  In my new artist book The Horsemen of the 21st Century I remember an event from one night of camping in the Sierras. We are tented on frosted ground near the edge of a night forest. A pounding of hooves rushes close by. Deer? we… Continue reading The Horsemen of the 21st Century

UNRESTRICTED: an Exploration of Artist Books

Yesterday was the opening day of Unrestricted: an Exploration of Artist Books at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center.  The show will be open through May 13, 2018. This exhibition is a collaboration with the Cynthia Sears Collection in the Sherry Grover Gallery, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. For those of you who can’t travel to… Continue reading UNRESTRICTED: an Exploration of Artist Books

Meditations on a Credit Card

Nine months of work and anxious procrastination later, and I have finally finished my artist book “Meditations on a Credit Card”.  I call this the completion of a Journey of Sorts. I received a Visa card. This card is dark grey with red edges such that when one looks into the wallet, this card shows… Continue reading Meditations on a Credit Card

Trip to Portland Pop-Up

After the historic events of last week my struggle to hunker down and get organized has been more massive than usual.  Deep breaths, let’s dive in. This is what an Artist Book show looks like at the 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland.  The show, Pop-Up Now II, opened last week.  Oola and I took the… Continue reading Trip to Portland Pop-Up

Hinges and Collapsible Structures

Last week Oola and I made the trip to Tacoma to take the workshop Collapsible/Flexible Book Structures:  Paper Balloons, Tubes & Vessels with Helen Hiebert. Creative chaos reigned for two days.  (You can view enlargements of the images by clicking on them.) Oola was in her element as was Bonnie Egbert, pictured in the background.… Continue reading Hinges and Collapsible Structures

Northwest River Stones

photo: Randy Powell All through the Northwest cold weather I worked on this collection of drawings, photos and assemblages about, to, and for the humble river stone. Like most humans they are abundant and self effacing (with a few notable exceptions!) and their beauty can be quite profound when one takes the energy to really… Continue reading Northwest River Stones