Sorry about that. Deadlines. Lots of them. I just had to put the blinkers on, shut off the computer entirely, screen all calls, and get down to business. For a solid month.
Actually, I’m still going on that—this is proving to be a crazy (but productive!) summer. So I just can’t keep up with the trip posts right now. Instead, I’m going to take a hiatus on those, and just work on finishing them behind the scenes until they’re all ready to post here. In the meantime, I’ll be checking in with updates on the stuff that’s got me hiding from the Internets lately.
Like (what feels like) a million tiny cut-out Space Needles, for example.
Which reminds me! The kind folks at Stanford University put together a little video demonstrating how my artist book Local Conditions works. So now, instead of having to explain it step-by-step, and hope for the best, I can actually show you in real time. Take a gander:
And if you happen to be in the Bay Area, you can see the book for yourself at the San Francisco Center for the Book. From now through August 31, Local Conditions is on display as part of the exhibition Exploding the Codex. The show highlights unusual and unexpected structures by over forty artists—pieces that blow the lid off of the standard definition of what a book can be. I’m sad not to be able to get there myself before the show closes, but if you’re in the area, stop by on June 15 for the opening reception—and tell ‘em hello from me.
Speaking of exhibitions, my little Spaceworks installation is shaping up nicely.
The scene will keep growing and shifting all this month, before the exhibit ends on June 30. Swing by the Woolworth Windows at 11th and Broadway in Tacoma, and catch it while you can. (Hint: it’s especially fun during the Farmers Market on Thursdays!)
Once I’m done drawing Tacoma, I’ll be gearing up to draw North Carolina. As of right now, there are only three spots left in the letterpress class I’m teaching with Jessica at Penland! So hurry and make those travel plans, because you won’t want to miss out.
And finally, look for more surprises here next week. First up will be the next Dead Feminist broadside. It’s a tad late, I know, but we wanted to make sure we did it right. As you’ll soon see, this is proving to be a tricky widget. I won’t spoil the surprise, but I will give you a little taste:
One last thing: I’m helping some friends of mine cook up a big ol’ basket of hometown pride. That’s all I’ll say for now, but we’ll be ready to spill the beans next week.
It’ll be worth the wait, I promise.
See you soon!