Thursday, October 14, 2010

Digitized version of Compendium of Domestic Incidents

The University of Florida now has Compendium of Domestic Incidents in their digital collection. Strange but kind of exciting to look at all the thumbnails together, not like a book at all but something other. Neat to see images and text re-arranged.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Article on Banana Paper

Article from Hand Papermaking Vol. 25 No. 1. My print is included in the article. See it by following this link: and then scrolling down in the main part and clicking on "an article on banana papermaking."

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Birkensnake 3

Brian, Joanna and I just finished the latest Birkensnake. During the course of its production (a good time as usual), we got added to wikipedia and then decided not notable and deleted. Literary trash classy zine-journal: check it out here:

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I'm a Van Lier/Stein Scholar at the Center for Book Arts in New York City this coming year, so that's where I'm going and what I'll be doing!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Black Clock

Joanna, Brian and I were interviewed about Birkensnake for Black Clock magazine's blog. Check it out:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thesis done, Our movie, Haystack

I defended and presented my thesis last Friday. Joanna gave an awesome reading. In non-book arts news, my and Adam Weinstein's film Good Neighbors, about housing development in Tuscaloosa, will be screened at the Bama Theatre (on Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa) this Tuesday the 27th at 7 pm along with the rest of the Documenting Justice films.

I am going to Haystack at the end of May for a printmaking/bookbinding class. I like the work of the instructors- Pati Scobey and Barb Tetenbaum, and am excited to have some structure for making new work in this transition time.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thesis presentation

Friday April 16, 2 pm. University of Alabama, Gorgas Library Room 503.
Possible reading by Joanna (the author).

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I don't know how it happened but I'm ahead of schedule!

The first two copies of Compendium of Domestic Incidents are done! Now I just have to bind 38 more.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Frozen banana

I need to make more banana paper for the covers of my thesis. But, we have had below freezing weather now for 5 (?) days, unusual for Alabama, and the banana plant in my backyard is totally deflated. Previously, in making the paper I have used the turgid, water filled stalks of the non-frozen incarnation. I may have to experiment with using the fiber of the crushed and frozen stalks, and see if I get a similar result. If anybody knows about this drop me a line:

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I am trying to budget.

Expenses thus far on current book project:
rags for paper = 15.oo
cotton linters for paper = 16.00
4 screens for screen printing = 72.00 inc shipping (investment for future)
screen printing ink/transparent base + squeegee = 112.84 (how do i make my own screenprint ink!?)
polymer plates = 3 plates at 32.88 each = 106.64
mylar = 5.40
So at this point the total = 327.88