GSLIS Summer Class on Artists’ Books

July 29th, 2012

I just completed teaching a week long seminar for the library school at the University of Illinois on Artists’ Books. Here we are visiting a letterpress shop on campus to learn more about the history of printing.

Mountain Dream Tarot is unavailable.

July 23rd, 2012

My Mountain Dream Tarot deck (second edition) is no longer available. There are still some press sheets, t-shirts and a few copies of the PAM Book of MT Dream Tarot, which includes some of the cards. You can find these at the store. For now, there are no plans to reprint the deck. Thanks to everyone who has ordered one!

Printing letterpress at Urbana Farmer’s Market

June 30th, 2012

Today the Soybean Press drew quite a crowd to our table where we were helping folks print wood type on handmade paper postcards. This was part of the Art at the Market initiative.

Three books included in 1000 Artists Books

June 20th, 2012

You can find Basso Loco, Aging Gracefully and Hair Loss in this newly released book 1000 Artists’ Books edited by Peter & Donna Thomas. Hair Loss was selected as the lead image in the accordion book category.

80 Little Lambs

May 12th, 2012

For over a year, I have been using a black and white cellphone ap to photograph the lamb monuments found in many graveyards. Most of these are close to one hundred years old today. I have arranged the lambs from distinct to almost dissolved as a meditation upon the effects of time and memory.
You can see all of the pages here:

From the colophon: It was common practice in the Victorian age to mark the grave of an infant or very young child with a carved lamb. Some of these poignant markers are so worn that the names can no longer be read, but the guardians remain faithfully atop the stones.

Two new books completed: Wood Type and Time’s Traces

May 7th, 2012

This book contains five different alphabets shot in the woods around the USA. Each set utilizes the distinct flora of that part of the country. The photographs have been created without moving or altering the sites, which is part of the challenge of creating them.
This accordion is hard bound and encased in parchment paper wrap. 6.5(H) x 6.5(W) x .25” opening to 36.5”.
Epson prints on cotton rag paper. For more detail:


These footprints were photographed with a black and white I-phone Ap in the raking morning light on the Gulf Coast beaches of Florida in the winter of 2012.This accordion is bound in uncovered grey museum board and encased in parchment paper wrap.
5.5(H) x 4.5(W) x .25” opening to 24”. Epson prints on cotton rag paper. More info:

Arthopper review of Akron Exhibition

April 16th, 2012

Thanks to Karli Hamad for this thoughtful feature about my visit to Akron.

Exhibition review for String of Hearts.

April 15th, 2012

LA Times review of “Sight Specific” includes one of my Kwik Prints.

March 23rd, 2012

Pack up Your Troubles is pictured in the LA Times review of the exhibition in Los Angeles of works that were shown in the Los Angeles Center for Contemporary Photography from 1974-85 ( “Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community” at the University of Southern California’s Fisher Museum of Art:
University of Southern California, 823 Exposition Blvd, (213) 740-4561, through April 7. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Here is the review:

“Down the Spine” Exhibit in Peoria contains my book “Fate, Being & Necessity.”

March 15th, 2012

The exhibit “DOWN THE SPINE: The Art and Craft of the Book in Central
Illinois” runs from March 10th through April 6th at Contemporary Art Center
in Peoria, Illinois. Images of the exhibit may be viewed at:

Curated by Robert Rowe, from Bradley University, “Down the Spine”
takes an expansive view of the art and craft of the book. Works range from
traditional fine leather binding to sculptural pieces that incorporate text
and symbols. On one side of the gallery is a gossamer installation of
hanging sheets of handmade paper. This contrasts with a massive
finely-engineered 6-foot metal piece that rotates in multiple dimensions,
replete with symbols and figures telling a life story. In all of the works
in this show there are elements traceable to the history of the book.

Artist represented in the exhibit are:
Nicole Blackburn
Peter Bushell
Andrea Ernest
Andrew Huot
Steve Kostell
Becky Krohe
Elizabeth Linn
Kevin McGuire
Bea Nettles
Joe Richey
Meda Rives
Veda Rives
Robert Rowe
Todd Williams
Charles Wisseman
Sarah Zaleski

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