Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Here are some things I've been working on these days, scattered around the studio. With deadlines approaching, I'm going to take a break from posting for a while. See how that goes. Thanks for visiting.
Keep well.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Woman's comb by Luke Iqualla, Gjoa Haven, bone, c. 1974
from Inuit Arts and Crafts, Number 2, December 1984

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011


From God Bless Love: A Collection of Children's Sayings compiled by Nanette Newman, Collins, London, 1972

Thursday, December 1, 2011

tree shaped

from The Pocket Household Encyclopedia, Pocket Books Inc., NY, 1951

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


drawings in the endpapers of That's What Friends Are For by Florence Parry Heide & Sylvia Worth Van Clief, Four Winds Press, 1968

Monday, November 28, 2011


Spirit Message, 1843, Anonymous
(one more from) Heavenly Visions: Shaker Gift Drawings and Gift Songs, The Drawing Center and UCLA Hammer Museum, 2001

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Carlo Zinelli

Deux carrés blancs avecs maisons et personnages, 1957-58 / Horlages sur fond de "petits prêtres", 1962 / "Bouteilles jaunes" et "petits prêtres", 1960 / Ensemble de formes noires sur fond blanc, 1963 / Visage d'homme and Viseage aux pommettes pointues, 1957-58 / Personnage orange avec nid sur un chapeau pointu (detail), 1967 / Michael Noble and Carlo Zinelli in studio, 1962
from Carlo Zinelli, Somogy Editions d'Art, Paris, 2003 (French language)

(Carlo Zinelli 1916-1974)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The Mouse Museum / The Ray Gun Wing: Two Collections/Two Museums by Claes Oldenburg, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1978

In Oldenburg's words, "the Ray Gun stands for vision, the power of 'seeing through walls,' i.e. the artist's supposed capacity to discover reality. The slogan connected with it is: 'Annihilate, illuminate,' or to be transformed by revelation, knowledge. The Ray Gun Wing is a celebration of the right angle form... -from the introduction by Judith Russi Kirshner

Monday, November 21, 2011


from The Muffin Fiend by Daniel Pinkwater, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, NY, 1986

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Derek Sullivan (2 of 52)

More Young Americans and Seasonal Allergies by Derek Sullivan, The Power Plant, Toronto, 2011
2 of 52 titles comprising the work Albatross Omnibus, each published in an edition of 28 copies. (thanks to MML and PVK for sending me these.)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

twigs and branches

from Whittling Twigs and Branches by Chris Lubkermann, Fox Chapel Publishing, 2002 (expanded edition combining two of the author's self-published books)