The Three of Swords (Heart and Sword Artwork): A New Video by Bonnie Fortune on U-Tube

December 20th, 2007

You can now view a history of the Three of Swords, from its creation for the Mountain Dream Tarot to its recent inclusion as the disc icon on Bruce Springsteen’s Magic. Thanks to Bonnie Fortune who made the video and posted it on U-Tube.

Listen to radio interview with Bea Nettles on WILL AM580, with Bea Nettles

December 14th, 2007

Check out this short interview about the Mountain Dream Tarot on Friday December 14th’s Afternoon Magazine on AM580.
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Breaking the Rules is out of print: Final five mint copies available

December 10th, 2007

There are five copies left of Breaking the Rules: A Photo Media Cookbook. This independently published textbook has been in print continuously since the middle seventies and has sold over 35,000 copies. It gained a loyal following among students and educators because it offered easy to follow instructions for alternative processes like cyanotype, Van Dyke brown and gum-bichromate printing. You can still find used copies online, but if you contact us, we can ship a mint copy to you for $35 plus $5 shipping.

Interview Posted: The Penland Beginnings of the Mountain Dream Tarot

December 1st, 2007

You can now watch a short video interview in which I discuss the beginnings of the Mountain Dream Tarot project. It was started in 1970 at Penland School in North Carolina. The video was created by Bonnie Fortune, a graduate student at the University of Illinois. I sing the vocals in the background.

Mountain Dream Tarot: Original swords press sheet includes the Heart & Sword

November 30th, 2007

Recently I discovered that I still have a few of the original press sheets of the sword images from the 1975 edition of Mountain Dream Tarot. It is the Three of Swords in the top left corner of the sheet that was selected as the disc icon for Magic by Bruce Springsteen. If you want one for your collection, email for availability. They will sell for $25 plus $5 shipping and handling.

Heart & Sword artwork on Springsteen Merchandise

November 4th, 2007


The Heart & Sword artwork found on Magic, Bruce Springsteen’s latest release, is now being used for a variety of items that can be purchased at the Bruce Springsteen Store.″

You can read about the history of the image and how it came to be used this way at

Mountain Dream Tarot image on Springsteen’s latest release, Magic

October 3rd, 2007

The Three of Swords is the disc icon on Bruce Springsteen’s new release, Magic. It is one of the original photographic tarot cards from the deck that I created during the years 1970-75. The deck was printed in a second edition in 2001 and can be ordered on this website.

More information about my tarot projects can be found here.

For the serious collector, learn about the original hand colored and machine sewn deck.

Bat for Lashes visits Chicago and Natasha gets a new headband

October 2nd, 2007

Some months ago, Doingbird magazine ran features on my Mountain Dream Tarot deck and on Bats for Lashes’ lead singer and writer Natasha Khan. Since then, we have corresponded. Recently her USA tour took her through Chicago and I was able to give her a vintage beaded headband in my possession since the late sixties. Her music is fabulous. Her Fur and Gold album was nominated for the prestigious British Mercury Prize. Check out my favorite video of hers:

Pyramid Special: Collection of Offset Books by Bea Nettles

September 29th, 2007

Prairie Book Arts Center is pleased to offer the Pyramid Special, a complete collection of the photographic offset books of Bea Nettles. The entire set is $180 including shipping. A few of these titles will soon be out of print, so this is a excellent opportunity to obtain a complete set for your library. At last count there were 33 complete sets.
You can order this set using PayPal if you scroll to the bottom of this link:

Portland Art Museum Acquires image from Return Trips

September 25th, 2007

A recent exhibition held at 22 Sandy Gallery in Portland, Oregon contained several of my artists’ books and a selection of images from Return Trips. The image entitled Dock (pictured on the extreme left side of this photograph) has just been added to the photography collection at the Portland Art Museum. Watch for it in an upcoming Recent Acquisitions show.

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