Thursday, October 23, 2008

laid out

erika and i went for a walk to the gallery the other day and stumbled upon this amazing mushroom landscape. i love it when everything's in magical balance, plop plop plop.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

taxidermy dream

i've been researching kingfishers for my next projet and came across this woman's work, julia deville. incredible and creepy, she mixes taxidermies, metals and jewels. check it...

Monday, October 6, 2008


els and i were strollin down the road when we found this guy...

Sunday, October 5, 2008

what lies beneath

i'm anxious to see how this project unfolds...
back at penland.

dark stains

Thursday, September 11, 2008

holy frogs alive

bddw, wow. i mean... ow ow oow, it hurts so good. i am completely flaggergasted, that wood, those mirrors, the finishes are amazing. i'm in love.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

scrubba scrubba

the dirty nails are back. a before and after of my paper guide on the vandercook 4 (fortuna). i'm accruing equipment and cleaning it up. hopefully when my rollers return, i'll be able to start inking up the press and printing!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

kingfisher, well wisher

i've been working at the california academy of sciences the last few months and this lil' guy is my ultimate fave. some projects are in the works from his inspiration.

i just had another hand surgery, so i'm off manual work for a little bit, but you can check out a few videos on contra costa times about some of the projects, if you look through the videos, some of my peeps are in one titled leviathan levitation. check it out!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

almost finito

john and usanee's set...almost done. now i just gotta source a nickel plater...

Friday, June 13, 2008

dove tailing

holy monsters alive, these tails are amazing! serv ce station puts these together, so beautiful, can't stop swooning.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

peg legs

whilst perusing new orleans' magazine street i happened upon a sea captain i had to bring to the pacific waters. i love his ruddy cheeks and white stachio. ...and speaking of wooden legs, kreh has a fantastic zebra to share. c'est trop parfait!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

dancing baby

my cousin's having a wee chiquita banana, maybe she'll be a dancer, maybe she'll just love legwarmers... i hope so.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

the lil' book

alright, some pics to check the libretto that is somewhere hopefully in america. it will be found. IT WILL! you can see more pics on my flickr, there's a link down below: i miei fotos.


Thursday, March 6, 2008

beach blanket exodus

wow, imagine picnicing at your fave sandy spot and an army of these monsters show up...i know the can sense water and dunes...what about other life forms? theo jansen is a dutch artist creating these huge kinetic beach creatures. check out videos!

poke your eyes out

shanna leino makes these amazing tools, both steel and bone. frank was kind enough to introduce them to me and boy was i grateful. i love her dots, check the double ended awls. those puppies be SHARP!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


so i know d*s just posted on erin tyner, but i ran into these prints and loved 'em. the trees look like deer gambes. makes me want to make all sorts of scenes in boxes. in other diorama news, i get to make more trees! these'll be headed to new orleans and hopefully i can help put them in their places. next week i'll be working at the steinhart and i'm excited to peek my head around!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

food glorious food

so there, some pics from the ole' confederacy. what an adventure, bama was filled with towns that seemed trapped in their civil rights shackles and didn't know how to move forward. selma, montgomery, rural central bama was filled with empty storefronts, water towers, and hardly any pedestrians. the peeps we met were super nice, we even holed up in a mexican restaurant that had folk singing country songs on their karaoke setup. it was quite the hit establishment in greensboro. we heard a lecture at rural studios by michael berk that was pretty neat. he is working on housing alternatives for post katrina folk that's cheap, fast, and green. that was the night before the storm. rain was colliding down, wind was whipping. i was half expecting the car to be on the other side of the field with the cows that morning. luckily we were all safe in newbern. allora, the pics are there, lots of eats, cuz you know i can't have an empty stomach or mama gets crazy!

the dirty dirty nc, sc, atl, bama

Friday, February 29, 2008


the view from my desk at penland. ohh mountains...

so i'm back in the bay and happy to have completed a lot of work. sfortunatamente most of it was lost...airline error, poopsicles. i am crossing my stumps that they'll be back in my arms soon. pics to follow.

ahh, penlandia. so quiet there this winter, so many stars, luxurious studio! pretty much everyday save a sickly day or two writhing on me bed and a day when ethel dropped in (replete with cerveza) and we managed some asian food were spent in the new letterpress studio. my teacher frank brannon helped me realize some of the floating ideas in me noggin. i'm pretty darn pleased with my book and i'll be darn ecstatic when my bag is found...