Thursday, January 20, 2011


NICEPICTURE, a letter press print is one of some 15 different works for ADVENTURES IN A BOX, a collaborative edition produced with Fritz Sauter in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

The print, made from a carved cork block, was produced in an edition of 24 with an artist proof, and several printer's proofs.

Some 18 box editions will be made available.

Letter press, rubber stamp, collage, objects and other works on a variety of fine art papers comprise the edition. Text and image come together in this unusual mixture of German and English words and pictures.

The works were all conceived and produced over a period of one week in mid-January, 2011.

ADVENTURES IN A BOX project was supported by the City of Schaffhausen, Switzerland. The edition will be priced shortly.  For information: ADVENTURES IN A BOX.

If you would be interested in a separate NICEPICTURE print, please contact: NICEPICTURE.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Print Contest Radio Rasa: Schaffhausen, Switzerland

The wonderful rockers at Radio Rasa in Schaffhausen, Switzerland  – next door to Fritz Sauter's Studio – are offering three of my FUCK YOU & YOUR POLITICS letter press prints to the 11th, 22nd and 33rd e mailers to the station.  Free.

Produced by Fritz Sauter as part of our edition: Adventures in a Box, we thought the nice people at Radio Rasa might enjoy this piece about the language of politics. Tune in to this excellent alternative music station and say hello to Christian and Phillip.

An edition of FY&YP of 75 is now available. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

What I Like

What I like: Scuff marks on the floor, skid marks on the street, torn and wet discarded children's drawings, piles of old abandoned magazines, aged advertisements for cakes and cars or shaving lotion, the stack of Hebrew grammar books from the 1940s I once found tossed in the middle of a Tel Aviv street, perfectly-made objects that have no apparent use, empty cigar boxes, blocks of beeswax, rusted bits of torn metal, logos for companies that no longer exist, typography, doodles, footprints, cyphers (and ciphers), the artworks of Joseph Cornell, Jasper Johns and Ray Johnson in that order, the possibilities of sandpaper, steel wool and a year's weather on one of my canvases, the act of finding something completely unwanted (and apparently useless), taking it home, applying some glue or paint, a bit of cutting and shaping, and marrying it with some other orphaned bit of the world and witnessing this Pinocchio-like Lazarus rise to let me know what I might need to know. I like spelling with scissors, my handbook of everything, the collage of people doing what they do (often nothing)...and working whatever little magic I have to refashion the unmistakable into something mysterious.  One of each of everything.

What I don't like:  Loud yabbering about the obvious.

Saturday, January 8, 2011