Important things I’ve seen which are informing my visual imagination in this past week:

- Doodling Leonard cohen lyrics on the backs of receipts
- Getting a PJ Harvey stick’n’poke from Marissa in a parking lot outside a punk show at night
- Wearing a glittery raiders crop top while I print

- Finding my doppelganger at the Pacific Pinball Museum- Detail from Dracula pinball machine
- Detail from Party Zone pinball machine

- Sunset over Toon Towne
- Making digital tributes to Birthday when I can’t sleep
- Trying to watch live-feeds of space

- Where I sit on breaks from my Monday class and hide and try to talk on the phone for 10 minutes with a faraway friend

Support the Dc Punk Archive! Cause what we do is public record. (Turns out). I donated many objects to this project before I move and I’ve got a package of old zines and tapes waiting to get mailed to them now. I love my hometown Washington, DC. I love libraries. I have a love/hate relationship with academic approaches to punk…but I love archiving and organizing everything. This completist endorses DCPL and the DCPA.

Support the Dc Punk Archive! Cause what we do is public record. (Turns out). I donated many objects to this project before I move and I’ve got a package of old zines and tapes waiting to get mailed to them now. I love my hometown Washington, DC. I love libraries. I have a love/hate relationship with academic approaches to punk…but I love archiving and organizing everything. This completist endorses DCPL and the DCPA.

I’ve been trying to find ways to communicate urgent feelings without words.

Process shots from THE COLLECTIVE NOUN FOR CORPSE IS COMMUNITY, woodblock printed on a letterpress using a combination of water-based monotype techniques and more conventional relief methods. Comes with UNCLAIMED BODIES, a chapbook of maps of the Jonestown Massacre Memorial Grave Site.

Process photos for a multi-color multi-block woodcarving letterpress print of a noship floating away from the battle of Gammu.

Left to right top to bottom: initial watercolor experiments depicting noship, in the process of carving a block - these blocks are all cherry, sequential colors locked up in the bed.

It’s weird that I’m not including photos of the finished version in this process post, right? Let’s pretend that’s because I’m saving all my Dune-related prints before the book is done (I’m contributing a small edition of chapbooks to a Dune tribute art show at Bergeron's in Dec!), and not because I hate the way this turned out. Cause that would be really sad. These took a lot of time. Def not going on here.

Needle Up My Quion

Needle Up My Quion

If you live in or near Oakland, I recommend attending Screaming Females, Pujol, Drawing Water @ 1-2-3-4 Go! tomorrow night. If you are unsure how to behave around other humans, please consult this helpful guide
astropress:

I made this comic for my boo Marissa Paternoster because I’m incapable of being her vigilante feminist bodyguard 24/7 (unfortunately). Herein: instructions on how to not be a creep to Marissa!

If you live in or near Oakland, I recommend attending Screaming Females, Pujol, Drawing Water @ 1-2-3-4 Go! tomorrow night. If you are unsure how to behave around other humans, please consult this helpful guide

astropress:

I made this comic for my boo Marissa Paternoster because I’m incapable of being her vigilante feminist bodyguard 24/7 (unfortunately). Herein: instructions on how to not be a creep to Marissa!

Lana Del Rey woodblock in process, for an upcoming book project.

Lana Del Rey woodblock in process, for an upcoming book project.

If you love the look of this print shop (Eucalyptus Press at Mills College)  consider applying for this studio tech opening! 

If you love the look of this print shop (Eucalyptus Press at Mills College)  consider applying for this studio tech opening

lately ive been obsessed with what a no-ship would look like. obviously to most people it would look like, as @frankaustin put it, “a whole lot of nothing.” but to people with the prescient ability to  sense the ships, i think there would be a mixture of energy and matter perceived in symbol as well as form. i also don’t think there would be one standardized design. also my favorite word or prefix is “no.” i think I’m going to make a book of no-ship drawings. 


#dune #noship #dunefanart #no #watercolor

lately ive been obsessed with what a no-ship would look like. obviously to most people it would look like, as @frankaustin put it, “a whole lot of nothing.” but to people with the prescient ability to sense the ships, i think there would be a mixture of energy and matter perceived in symbol as well as form. i also don’t think there would be one standardized design. also my favorite word or prefix is “no.” i think I’m going to make a book of no-ship drawings.


#dune #noship #dunefanart #no #watercolor

bonesludge:

I am very proud to announce that I will be in this fantastic Dune themed show in Oakland! I will be showing work along with some really incredible talent. I will keep you updated, but if you are in Oakland, CA or will be around for the holidays, plan on seeing this!

Just heard about this show and am desperately hoping that I can somehow submit my work to it! As anyone who knows me can confirm, I think about Dune pretty much all day every day and have been making a lot of art about no-ships lately. Either way, super excited to attend!

bonesludge:

I am very proud to announce that I will be in this fantastic Dune themed show in Oakland! I will be showing work along with some really incredible talent. I will keep you updated, but if you are in Oakland, CA or will be around for the holidays, plan on seeing this!

Just heard about this show and am desperately hoping that I can somehow submit my work to it! As anyone who knows me can confirm, I think about Dune pretty much all day every day and have been making a lot of art about no-ships lately. Either way, super excited to attend!

People hanging out with my art
Sept 2014
Chromatic Coffee
Santa Clara, CA

In September I was part of a group show at Chromatic Coffee in Santa Clara. I had the pleasure of designing a coffee bag for their small batch coffee, Gloria’s San Jose.

These coffee bags were handset in lead type, printed on a letterpress, and then digitized in order to create a metal plate for foil stamping. So these went from analog to digital to analog, and ended where they began, in a sense - using an impression to create an image. 

I designed and printed the content for the front and back of the bag at Penland in August, using their delightful collection of type and ornaments.

@kericontrary is one of the book art geniuses i’m #blessed to learn from on the regular, pictured here with the impressive medieval  #girdlebook she essentially taught herself to make. there are less than 15 original ones in the world! #bookarthero #leatherqueen

@kericontrary is one of the book art geniuses i’m #blessed to learn from on the regular, pictured here with the impressive medieval #girdlebook she essentially taught herself to make. there are less than 15 original ones in the world! #bookarthero #leatherqueen