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Category Archives: Work in progress

A Book Artist in a Concrete* World

Every time I produce a new book I learn something new. Usually, this new thing is a handy trick for tight registration, or a hard lesson about the perils of … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · 1 Comment

Radiant Republic: Printing Complete!

After six months, I have cleaned the press for the last time. My final run on The Radiant Republic: the book cloth for the box lid. It is a relief … Continue reading

November 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

Kickstarter Time!

The Radiant Republic is underway. I am mixing ink, making plates, cutting paper, cranking the press. I am ordering wood, commissioning molds, making mockups for laser cutters, sourcing cement. I … Continue reading

October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Paper, Wood, Cement, Glass

I am finally ignoring everything else and printing this book. What is this book? A little history: Like many people, I have recently been thinking about the flexible and vulnerable … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · 2 Comments

This Book is Now: work in progress interview

I am pleased to direct you to this post from This Book is Now, the blog of Red Butte Press at the University of Utah, featuring the project I am … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Something is brewing

Here are some things I’ve been thinking about this year: the nature of truth, when true things become untrue things, fairness, essentials, basic forms, how things change between conception and … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 5 Comments

Back to Work.

For several months now I’ve been consumed by the minutiae of a new new job in Alabama. How do I ship this box? Where do I get that form? Where … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 6 Comments

Trace at 23 Sandy Gallery

At long last, Trace, the Shift-lab project which includes the Marina book and prints I’ve been working on since last July, will be up at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ok, where was I?

Sometime in mid-July I put the breaks on a massive and ridiculously complex edition. Seven months later, here I am shaking off the dust and nervously starting up again. And … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · 7 Comments

Print yields process, process yields drawings.

I’ve finally cleared the last of the Marina prints off of the drying rack. We haven’t been able to do any laundry for the last two weeks while we’ve been … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · 11 Comments