Artist Books

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Many Sides © Charlottesville 2017
“There was hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sidesmany sides.” —Donald Trump, August 13, 2017
Terrorism as defined by the United States government: “Unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”
“Many Sides” was made in response to being at the August 12th terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia. Sewn hard binding. Letterpress image on cover and endsheets. | 7″ x 5″ | 36 pages | Edition of 25 | $65 (a portion of the purchase is donated to SURJ)

 

Cultivating the Empty Field – after Hongzhi © 2016
“Gazing beyond any precipitous barriers, within the field, plough the clouds and sow the moon.”
“Cultivating the Empty Field –after Hongzhi” is an invitation and meditation. Grounded in, and directly referencing the assembled teachings of the same name by Chinese Zen master Hongzhi Zhengjue, this book is an expression and celebration of the liberation of “silent illumination” or shikantaza, (“just sitting”). Letterpress on Somerset book paper, lead type, photopolymer, Asahi book cloth, silver dust. | 4″ x 6″ | Edition of 12 | Not for sale.

 

 

The Gray Goo Problem © 2013
A miniature book about miniature particles. It explores nanoparticles and their effects upon cells and the environment. Experts have warned that self-replicating nanomachines could spread like bacteria, chewing up the biosphere at the cellular level and reducing everything to “gray goo.” Letterpressed on black Neenah Environment paper with metallic silver ink in a stiff leaf binding with foil stamped cover. | 3″ x 2″ | Edition of 25 | $65

 


A Definitive Road Trip
© 2009
For years my brother Erik and I planned to collaborate on a series of photo-essay books. We would travel to strange places, Erik would document with photographs, and I would write. While we never had a chance to do it, I had his photos and my writing from after his death, which have come together in this book. It is our definitive road trip: his images of the world with my words tagging along. | 7″ x 7″ | Print on Demand via Blurb. For ordering view the listing.

 


One Million Eyes
– © 2008
168 Letterpress pages, hard cover, bound by hand with sewn signatures, cloth shroud. Number of casualties in Iraq and Afganistan from September 2001 – September 2008. | 8″ x 9.75″ | Edition of 20 | $150

 

 

Oryoki – © 2008
A guide to the practice of Oryoki, the Zen Buddhist formal meal. Complete description of materials used, chants, and instruction of the entire meal from start to finish. Photos are included to help illustrate some aspects of the meal. Mohawk Via Vellum Kraft cover, Mohawk Via Vellum text. Small single stitch sewen booklet. | 4.5″ x 5.75″ | Edition of 15 | $25

 

 

Restaurant De Athrow – © 2002
A 307 page volume of menus for every executed offender on Texas Death Row since 1982 until 2002. Each individual menu contains the executed offender’s photo (if available), inmate number, day of execution, last meal request (the ‘menu’), and last words before being executed. Large hardbound black vellum with debossed title on cover, red silk ribbon page marker. Spine 1.625 inches thick. | 10.5″ x 14″ | Edition of 8 | Not for sale.

 

 

Burn This Book © 2000
A chronological list of burned or banned books, includes the country and years they were banned, from Homer’s “The Odyssey” to Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye”. The spine of the book is a match strike strip, and inside the cover page rests a single match. Hardbound with sewn signatures. | 8.25″ x 5.5″ | Edition of 12 | Not for sale.

 

Si Mangia Bene Qui (One Eats Well Here) – © 2001

Recipes and stories originating from my northern Italian great-grandparents and their children. The recipes are coupled with anecdotes, hints and historical background. Hardbound by hand on Genesis Milkweed 28lb paper. | 8.5″ x 6.25″ | Edition of 10 | Not for sale