Current work

2004–2006

Installations

Public Art

1995–2003

 

 

 

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prints


The Reading Room -- 2012


The Reading Room —2012
The reading room is where I live. It's where all of the things I can't experience first hand reside. I go there as often as possible. It's where I enter the world and learn to survive.


Reading Room I
2012
Lino Cut
15”X20”



Reading Room II
2012
Lino Cut
15”X20”


Reader’s dilemma
2012
Lino Cut
15”X20”
To read, to remember, to tell



Story before dreaming
2011
Lino Cut
9”X12”

 












A Folio, Book of Fishing (Suite of four block prints)—2006

I am from a family of fishermen who migrated from the South in the early 1940’s, specifically Louisiana, Texas and Florida. While they left much behind, what they brought with them was a love for being out of doors on the lakes fishing for food to feed the family and sometimes the whole neighborhood. What set us apart from the Native Americans and the Scandinavians who came before us was our ritual of fishing for bottom fish. For years after my family’s arrival in the Northwest in the 1940’s there was no concept or talk of trout or steelhead. It was catfish, crappy and perch that lived in our dreams. Hence my narrative starts with a search for night crawlers and earthworms.









Dream delivered
2010
Lino Cut
9”X12”

   
   


Book of Fishing (Suite of four, block prints)—2006 The Suite, a limited edition of 25, includes a title page that is suitable for framing. All lino cuts are hand carved by the artist and printed by Sidereal Press.


Night Crawlers and Earthworms
Paper size 17x22.5
Image size 9x12
Lino Cut, original print, 2006


A Man Cleaning his fish I
Paper size 17x22.5
Image size 9x12
Lino Cut, original print, 2006

 

A Man Cleaning his fish II
Paper size 17x22.5
Image size 9x12
Lino Cut, original print, 2006


Family in a Boat
2010
Lino Cut
9”X12
Book of Fishing Series

Fish Eaters a Family
2006
lino Cut
9”X12”
Book of Fishing Series

Man in a Boat
2006
Lino Cut
9”X12”
Book of Fishing Series