Pink Pussyhats, 2017. I made this for the “End of Times 2” print exchange, organized by Mary Bruno. Like many, I am still reeling in the wake of the 2016 election. There are two quotes that keep me from sinking into complete despair, the first by writer Toni Morrison: This is precisely the time when artists go to […]
Lately, my collaborator and I have been running into a challenge with our glass work-it’s not getting into some juried glass exhibitions. I asked a well-seasoned colleague why he thought this was the case and he told me the work was “too intelligent”, that it was “very sophisticated”. In the past I’ve had similar comments made […]
It’s been an incredibly eventful summer and fall, and there are so many posts to write. I will have a break soon, but in the meantime, here are a few images to give a quick rundown. They include a residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts to design my next artist’s book structure, papermaking and indigo […]
Some of our lovely ECU Cinematic Arts and Media Production students made a short movie about me, a “Professor Profile” for one of their film classes. They did a great job and it was really fun to have them come to the house and to my classes to film me in action. It was also a […]
A shout out to the kind folks at Fuck Yeah, Book Arts! One of my old students let me know that Kalopsia Collective posted an image of the work from last year’s exhibition, Octavo Fika Narrative, in Scotland. One of my favorite things about artist’s books is their transdisciplinary nature. Still no frontiers-we’re all outlaws.
The first time I read Nick Flynn’s poem, Hive, I was moved past the point of language. Although there are many poets whose craft makes me swoon, few poems take away my breath. This is one. The intimacy of the poem asked for deep consideration; the image is taken from the biology of […]
North Carolina is full of hidden gems. One of my favorites is the Pocosin Arts Folk School in Columbia. Located on the banks of the Scuppernong River, Pocosin is a wonderful place to teach a workshop and the students who attend are always hungry to learn. It was a pleasure to “feed” them this […]
I am delighted to say that this broadside will debut in NYC at the launch of Thomas Dooley’s first collection, TRESPASS, a 2013 National Poetry Series selection! The launch is this Sunday, 9/28 at 5 PM – Barnes & Noble Union Square. Thomas’ writing is exquisite and if I had a fairy godmother, I’d be there. Do yourself a […]