Saturday, April 25, 2015


From a [now-raggedy] book about unicorns:

 Unicorn 1 (Root a toot toot)
With a poem fragment from William Carlos Williams

 Unicorn 2 (Scalpel)

Unicorn 3 (Symbology
(yes, the unicorn is now missing, replaced by a cowering little naked man)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Work in Progress -- Muerte Prayer Cards

Collage work on vintage prayer cards, each about 2-1/2" x 4" in the style of the worshippers of Santa Muerte.  These are destined to be included in an altered book, along with vintage communion photos and perhaps some embroidered sacred heart images.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Carel Willink

Carel Willink (1900 - 1983) was a Dutch painter who painted in a Magical Realism style that he preferred to label "imaginary realism."  His paintings are beautifully rendered, surreal, and suffused with a most interesting, of course, I have stolen* some of them.  Here are three collages that superimpose chromatically-colored modern dancers over backdrops of paintings by Willink.

Infrastructure Breakdown

 Urban Ennui

 Fly Over

* This probably amounts to copyright infringement, something most collagists are guilty of from time to time.  If there exist defenders of Carel Willink and his copyright in these paintings, please feel free to object and these will disappear!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Hot One Inch Action up in the grand city of Vancouver, BC, Canada, puts on an annual one-night trading-show exhibition they call "Carded."   The work of 50 different artists is reproduced on 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" trading cards, which are displayed on the gallery walls and are also available for gallery-goers to purchase in the form of $5 luck-of-the-draw packs of cards.  If you want/need a card that's not in your for it!

This year's show is Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7 - 11 pm, at HOT ART WET CITY, 2206 Main Street, Vancouver.  A great time will be had by all.

Here's my entry:


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Design Contest 10 - A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel

Venus febriculosa is a website devoted to contemporary literature and the art/design of books.  They are running a little contest they are calling "DESIGN CONTEST 10 -- A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel" in which you are requested to alter page 4 of A Human Document, in the spirit of the original and wildly creative altered book created by Tom Phillips.  You can read more about Tom's book(s) on their website, and see sample pages to inspire you.  Here's my entry.  The entry deadline is April 19, 2015, and there is no entry what is stopping you?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

These Seem Appropriate for April Fool's Day...

 The Collector

 The Left Brain Knows What the Right Hand Is Doing

From the Lizard Planet