October 7, 2009
in the studio this week
deep into work on a few client projects and a solo show coming up in december. the pieces for my show are the largest i’ve made to date – 18 x 24 – which is exciting. but, dang, it takes a long long long time to finish each one! i’m hoping to have at least 10 done. above is a small corner of one of them.
a reenchanted world: the quest for a new kinship with nature. ok, this one’s actually from the library but it’s so amazing [notice all the paper markers] after only 72 pages i’m going to trade in more books so i can own it. where was this book when i was working on my mfa thesis six years ago, on the visual language and importance of anthropomorphism? benjamin kilham, on the back cover, says it best: “an important history of the reconnection with our animal origins.”
river-walking songbirds & singing coyotes, an uncommon field guide to northwest mountains. one person’s musings and profiles of the flora and fauna of the northwest mountains. awesome!
field guide to the slug. a slim illustrated volume all about slugs, finding them in the wild and in your garden, and [least interesting for my purposes] how to control and trap them. only $3.95, i couldn’t resist.
mosses: utah and the west. this book has page after page of boring technical text interspersed with amazing technical ilustrations. my copy has sun damage on the cover so it was affordable!
last but not least: “my friends went to zanzibar for their honeymoon and all i got was this
stupid t-shirt amazing fabric!” i love the stickers with the writing that i have no idea what it says. i will never cut this up for projects!