Monday, May 30, 2011

carve your name

into my arm.

Bought another old flea market camera that I'm determined to master.
It is very basic and reminds me of my beloved holga.
Also, we have a vegetable garden now.





Sunday, May 29, 2011

you lost your precious memories

and i bought them at a flea market.

3 tintypes and a glass negative in a silver frame




Saturday, May 28, 2011

found in an alleyway trash pile

tacked to an aged corkboard
with round silver metal tacks





also acquired an old projection screen.
 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Every time I look at you

 I wanna kill, wanna kill
Stranger things that I would do to make you feel the way I feel
Its just that I have been broken so many thousand times
And every time I start again I wonder why, wonder why
Its been such a hard year, it won't ever change
My heart isn't cold now
Its not what it seems because
You say to me my heart feels far away
 
Developed some new 35mm film today.
this is the last picture I ever took of Kevin MF Rich, one week before his death last month.
 
 if I had known it would be the last picture I would take of him, I would have tried to get a better shot.

The morning after the Kevin died, I drove to tell a friend.
I couldn't get a hold of them so while I was up in the area, I stopped by Kevin's apartment, where he had passed just the night before. I snapped some pictures.

his apartment:
 

and the footsteps left out front of his door from the commotion:

click for larger images.

miss you, Kev.


this is production

many new books.
coming soon


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Preview Party

was a blast, and had a great turnout. 


 

Friday, May 20, 2011

The beginning of Bookmaking:

ConstantFunkBomb
Our first collabo book:

video

step: screen printed pages


step: sewn and bound


step: cover and finish!









Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thaumatrope

Greek name meaning "wonder turner"

"Although the thaumatrope does not produce animated scenes, it relies on the same persistence of vision principle that other optical toys use to create illusions of motion.  Persistence of vision is the eye's ability to retain an image for roughly 1/20 of a second after the object is gone. In this case, the eye continues to see the two images on either side of the thaumatrope shortly after each has disappeared.  As the thaumatrope spins, the series of quick flashes is interpreted as one continuous image."

(why is the video in fast forward? no idea.)
video

Monday, May 16, 2011

pulp girl

stays up late making homemade paper.

out of roses:

and birch bark:

some mixed dried flowers:
 recycled paper:
 

whoa discovery

made while making some silly graduation party invitations.
(check out my makeshift wrapping paper envelopes) 


So, follow me here.
This is the front of the cards:
and this is the screen-printed back:

 
the cool part?
look what happens when you look at these in the light:


oh the possibilities.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

And I was a person once

Sending off unread letters
Receiving no reply
Never bothering asking why
 
graduation gift to myself:
 
 
My first liquid light print *sigh*
coffee stained matte, hand painted and distressed frame

Yard Sale $1.00

Awesomely hideous old child's dress.


minus lace bust, minus short sleeves, minus zipper on back, minus 6 inches in length
Cut, sewn, scrapped
into a potential Preview Party dress?
too much fun.






Senior Show

Please excuse the photo quality of my point-and-click.

My final show at NHIA

 Artist Statement:

Our existence is validated by our actions. If you are doing, then you are.

This work performs personal functions; It fulfills the desire to keep record and becomes the means to challenge and problem solve. It also fills the need to invent by hand.

The work is developed through a variety of traditional and hand directed processes, including painting and darkroom photography. Essentially, the work is a by-product of an internal battle against mortality. To exist, and to feel alive--it is the battle to beat an imaginary clock through constant production.