East Bay Open Studios, 2014

In case you are in the Bay Area during one of the next two weekends — I will be showing my art with Jessica Phrogus, at her studio on 2220 Acton St. in Berkeley, June 7-8 and June 14-15 from 11AM to 6PM. You are welcome to drop by.  I will be demonstrating the Coptic… Continue reading East Bay Open Studios, 2014

Artist Books in the Digital Age

Just in case you are in the northern San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday, March 23, 2 – 4PM, check this out: There is a rare book and print treasury at the JFK Library in Vallejo called the McCune Collection.  Jan has been invited to lecture for about an hour in the McCune room on… Continue reading Artist Books in the Digital Age

Trip to Oakland, ProArts

Granted, this is really not a “road” trip for us, but for someone living in Denver it could be…. After months of a dehydrated rainy season, we finally got some rain.  Oola and I are waterproof, so umbrellas in hands we headed out to an Opening Reception for a show at ProArts Gallery, in Civic… Continue reading Trip to Oakland, ProArts

Visual Bon-Bon

Getting close to finishing an Idea which hatched during my residency at Blue Mountain Center, and that is a box of visual bon-bons.  In actuality they are geometric puzzles to which I added photographs, prints and drawings.  You can find these puzzles on the internet by searching for “flexagons”. One fairly simple puzzle with an… Continue reading Visual Bon-Bon

More Art from Blue Mountain Center Residency

The idea to pay homage to the water and the land here in the Adirondacks lead me to a second installation (in addition to the Waterbook in the last post). Here she is as installed in the woods outside my studio,,  She is an artist book of 16 panels with the image sections of Earth… Continue reading More Art from Blue Mountain Center Residency

Work at Blue Mountain Center

Today was the day.  When I came to Blue Mountain Center three weeks ago,  I thought I would like to try to create two books, one that pays homage to the water here, and one that pays homage to the land.  The water book has been finished for a while, but rain has kept me… Continue reading Work at Blue Mountain Center

Road Trip to Dallas

It’s time to hit the road again.  Oola and I are going to Dallas – with stops along the way –  to a family wedding. Before the camera, people on the Grand Tour would keep their observations in a sketchbook.  This ties in perfectly with my conviction that I remember places and things I take the… Continue reading Road Trip to Dallas

Oola vs the Forces of Evil and Dismay

Click on the card to see a larger version. Following on the chicken/egg question – and along the lines of  “Does language express our concepts, or does language create our concepts” – in this body of art and tomfoolery Jan asks “Are images the result of our perceptions, hopes, and fears, or do images create… Continue reading Oola vs the Forces of Evil and Dismay

Infinity Detail

Here is a book that has been fermenting for a while. I’ve been tearing up old prints and making new ones from the pieces.  And I was curious about light coming through the paper. This version has been produced digitally. As the book emerged I saw that it wanted to take on some aspect of… Continue reading Infinity Detail