An artist’s residency at Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2007 was a rich experience, kitty corner across the world from what I am used to. The Cascades are incredible, volcanoes popping up from the ground, from California through Washington State. I came with the hope of creating an homage to Hokusai and the people of Portland. I left with renewed friendships from my youth and new friendships with Portland’s finest.
All images in this series 16 inches x 20 inches, black ink on Japanese paper, edition of 20.
INDU: Commensalists and Hand me Downs
artist’s book closed 15” x 12” x 7” / open 46” x 46” x 6” 2010
This book passes along the experience of discovering an urban National Park, exploring it, capturing it in images, and introducing it to others. The book box is made of maple and red oak indigenous to the park, attached with leather hinges. It opens through several layers to a shallow irregularly shaped box that is 46” x 46” x 6” deep. First up is an 850 word essay, then a layer of four woodcut prints (two inside of doors with images of the park exterior). The next layer contains two etchings and a second essay of 950 words. Hidden under photographs of the dunes and surrounding woods is the last layer, a drawing of one of the Park’s closest neighbors.
Papers used in its production are Rives De Lin, Thai Unryu, Kensho Sekishu Natural, and Vellum. The fonts are Kelmscott Roman NF, and IM FELL English PRO. This book includes four relief prints, photographs, two etchings, transfers, inset Lake Michigan stone and cut steel. It was printed with an Epson 4800 Printer, a Brand Etching Press, and a Vandercook 4 Proof Press. This book is an edition of 5 with two artist’s proofs. Text and artwork by the artist.