Interview on WILL Radio: Stonecipher

November 10th, 2011

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Here is the interview and reading featuring Stonecipher: A Book of Seasons.
http://will.illinois.edu/afternoonmagazine/interview/aftmag111110/

If you wish to buy a copy, go to my store where you can purchase one for $25 plus shipping using Paypal.
Scroll down the page a bit past the Tarot Cards and you will find it.

http://www.beanettles.com/store/?page_id=348

Portland Art Museum shows “Dock” from Return Trips

November 1st, 2011

The current photography show at the Portland Art Museum is Through the Looking Glass. You can see my image Dock from Return Trips.

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Stonecipher: A Book of Seasons. The boxed version is complete.

October 25th, 2011

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Stonecipher is now available in a larger deluxe version: a boxed set with each season bound in a separate book. The books can be hung on the wall for display purposes. These poems created with the last names on gravestones that are nouns, verbs and adjectives photographed within thirty minutes of my home.
Text of the poems about the seasons:
May Day
Ruby flowers ring lavender stone maze
Shepherd shields furry newcomer lamb
Parsley sowers weed brush borders
Barrow wheeler, clay hacker, sprinkle strong peat
Small rains force flora mantle fuller
Joy jumper, brookbank skipper, wade claybrooks flood
Swift finch, haven weaver, wing Merrifield miles
Blue herron, white crane, silver starbird hatch
Salmon fisher bear battles brooks broad current
Keen dew waters elder berry bowers
Craig lister, funk rock singer, coil frisbie
Childs cloud castle mounts
Trees bloom vermillion
Winters victor, jolly jester, early merry may.

Summers Call
Cherry carrier, peach creamer, spears dill pickle
Young ponder truelove, youngblood love
Shell finder boys cover leasure beach
Arms, chin, face burns tanner
Mayberry meadows frame lacy cotton smock
Ball catcher fellows munch franks ham burger
Greenman, roseman, wiseman weed
Appleman, pearman, plowman seed
Henry, Harry, Ryan speed
Dust coats bullock roper, camp bush rider
Fleetwood groves shade penny lane
Plush moss banks rivers way
Swan waltz combs june pool
Southern grove wells nightingale call
Bent blue English oaks sink low
Hardy farmer burrows summers sweet fields
Rising green wheat.

Falls Nicewander
Summers vineyard withers
Hedges curl
Green trees redden
Hill burns sharp golden sparks
Harsh nettles madden pepper black bull
Weary workman downs stout beers
Belting rains power welling creek
Chestnut woods trimble
Wise householder stocks winters heater wood
Crabtree leathers
Brash beavers carpenter westbrook woods
Heath fox burrows brown mink warrens
House sparrow fears keener barnfield hawk
Marsh mallow feaster mounts straw bales
Trick treat comer goers sample candy hoard
Noble ash shields Saint Mathews church
Rough gust teeters gray parrish gates
Pilgrim peoples want grandberry jelly
Moody light falls
Brownfield turner seals woody seed ransom.

Winters Force
Winters sharp beard tufts rough white borders
Bent birch branch falls northway
Silver buckler hooks ice spear hilt
Violet bridges grace black cobble stonestreet
Ford driver fears rear fender bender
Heater bills rising
Fairchild shivers, buckles tweedy vest
Woolen weeks foster bacon fryer, pancake eater
Sellers ponder day, downing good strong teas
Trees snap power during bower sleeter storm
Sterling frost sheets temple bell
Ambler wills winters knell
Flowers dearth powers sowers hope
Wolf spoor marks weasel trail
Partridge hunter, woodcock catcher crouch underwood
Crews cross winters dull north bays
Glass moon beam wells west
Long yen yang whiteside wait.

This boxed set was created in an edition of 3. There is also one Artist’s Proof copy.
$1000 for an editioned copy, $900 for the proof. Contact bea@beanettles.com for further information.
Epson prints on cotton paper. Books and books are cloth covered.

Atlanta Visit: Savannah College of Art Lecture

October 1st, 2011

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This week I met with two classes, made several studio visits, and gave a lecture to an overflow audience (a really awesome and appreciative crowd) at Savannah College of Art’s location in Atlanta, Georgia. I also had time to visit the beautiful Botanical Garden and see the inspiring architecture and select collection at the High Museum.
Emory University purchased several books to add to the collection they have begun of my artists’ books. You can now find Mind and Memory, The Oxbow ABC, A Woodland ABC, Stonecipher, The Observer. They already owned The Passage of the Ruby Ring and Southern Roots.

Penland Instructor’s Retreat was a wonderful time.

October 1st, 2011

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I spent several days at Penland School in North Carolina in the new letterpress lab surrounded by a huge gathering of educators. All of us worked in areas we wanted to explore. In addition to producing a small letterpress book, I created a Penland ABC.
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Polaroid image featured in SLEEK

October 1st, 2011

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My 20×24 Polaroid, Feminine/Masculine, appears in an article on gender in Sleek: A Magazine for Art and Fashion, published in Berlin. Autumn 2011 issue.

Stoneciphers: A Book of Seasons just released!

September 12th, 2011

All summer long I have been photographing gravestones in my county that are verbs, nouns and adjectives. I have written 4 poems based on the seasons with these words and the first version of this book is ready. It is a four page accordion slipped into a paper case. One one side are the seasons of spring and summer, and the opposite have fall and winter. It is available at my store here: http://www.beanettles.com/store/?page_id=348stoneciper1.jpg
There is more detail about the poems here:http://web.me.com/nettles3/Artists_Books__2011/Stonecipher__A_Book_of_Seasons.html
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George Eastman House Benefit Auction: Gavin with the World

September 3rd, 2011

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One of my Polaroids from Life’s Lessons: A Mother’s Journal (Gavin with the World) is in the upcoming benefit auction for the George Eastman House located in Rochester, NY. Bidding online is at http://bid.igavelauctions.com/ClientInfo.taf?_function=info&skip=1&id=3669
The live auction will be at the Metropolitan Pavilion 123 west 18th St, NYC on October 3 and 7 PM.

Upcoming Lecture at SCAD, Atlanta September 28

August 26th, 2011

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On Wednesday night at 8PM, I will be giving a public lecture on my work focusing on my photographic book projects. It will be at Savannah College of Art’s location in ATLANTA. Digital Media Center Theater at 1611 W Peachtree St. I will also be visiting two classes that deal with photography and book making.

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Ladies of Letterpress Conference, Asheville

August 23rd, 2011

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I attended the first Ladies of Letterpress Conference held in Asheville, North Carolina August 5-7. I spoke on two panels: Day One “Teaching Letterpress” and Final Day Wrap-up Megapanel “The Future of Letterpess.” It was an eager and enthusiastic crowd of over a hundred folks, full of young people (and despite the name, lots of guys as well.) You can join this group by going to their webpage here:http://ladiesofletterpress.ning.com/ At their site you can read about the activities and see more photographs of the panels, exhibitors, speakers and demonstrations.

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