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.

Portland Exhibition of Return Trips is now online

September 3rd, 2007

There is an online tour of my exhibition at the 23 Sandy Gallery available at: I will be giving a gallery talk there on Friday September 21.

Bookbinding workshop at UIUC in October 13-14

August 22nd, 2007

I will be teaching a popular two-day workshop “East Meets West” on the University of Illinois Campus on the weekend of October 13-14. This class covers the basics of bookbinding and is suitable for beginners. Through the introduction of three distinct styles of bindings, students will learn about binding history, paper, adhesives, sewing, and the essential tools of the bookbinder. For registration information, visit

Where you can find the newest content on this site

August 20th, 2007

Explore the external links area of this site and you will find a survey of photographic images, photographic books, and artists books going back as far as 1969 and as recently as my residency this summer in Iceland. There are also a few quicktime videos of the interactive books.

Book Workshop in Portland this September at 23 Sandy Gallery

August 8th, 2007

Spread the word in the Portland, Oregon area that I will be teaching a two-day East Meets West workshop. Participants will make three structures: hardbound accordion, hardbound book sewn on tapes, and a punch binding. For registration information go to their website at:

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