Ever since I got the chance to flip through some early editions of Captain Cook's "Voyages Of Discovery" books at the special collections floor of the San Francisco Public Library, I have wanted to create a book of my own. After years of planning with the guys at The Prototype Press, I am very proud of this beautiful thing we created. the title Page from the book, all handset type The book is 40 pages in length and has 20 plates of my paintings. The press was especially excited about a typeface they had called Caslon, which was used in the original Capt. Cook books, so they encouraged me to write some passages for this book. So over my three months at sea last spring on the Pacific, between China, the mainland US, and Hawaii, I worked on these writings as well as some small paintings that made their way into this book. The results are a series of short stories about shipping life and poems that mirror the fragmented subject matter and style of my images. Images pressed into the pages using polymer as well as magnesium plates and an ancient letterpress machine 11x15" Hardbound all by hand, with a black cloth cover and copper foil stamp, an edition of 15. For interest in purchase and more info please check out the Prototype Press Website here If you would like to flip through the book in person you can check it out at K. Imperial at 49 Geary in San Francisco as well. We will likely do an official book release gathering at the gallery on Thursday Dec 10th, please check back for times. Thanks
I'm jazzed to open a solo show this week in San Francisco. The show consists of a grip of recent ink/gouache paintings, framed by myself. It will be up through Dec 12th. Please stop by if you can! Also we will be having a book release party at some point before the show comes down, more info on the book soon....
I'm very excited to be part of a new group show that just opened at K. Imperial here in San Francisco. There will be an opening artist's reception from 6-7:30 this thursday August 6th. The show will be up through the end of the month, stop by and check it out if you can, there are some talented folks in the mix. 49 Geary suite 440
I'm very excited to have work in this years Art Market San Francisco, showing with the gallery K. Imperial Fine Art in booth #325. The fair will be on open from April 29th- May 3rd. I'm even more excited to be working toward a solo show with K. Imperial this fall! Stay tuned for show details. I'm currently living and working at sea on a containership, if you would like to see images from the voyage and art works done underway, please check my photo feed (link here)
I'm honored to be featured in this April edition of Juxtapoz Magazine. The issue has Bjork on the cover and is on news stands now. Check soon on the Juxtapoz's website for more info on the issue, here
For the first time ever my short documentary on shipping out will be presented on the big screen in this years San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival. I've been a fan of this festival for many years, and have seen too many great films to list. I think I'm most excited to get a free pass to watch as many programs as I want this year. Here's a link to the website for the festival check their schedule for the list of programs that kick off this friday Feb 27th and go into next week, there is something for every ocean lover. My movie will show on Monday March 2nd with the 7pm program, hope to see you there
I was excited to have a skype chat with Mike Maxwell for his legendary art podcast. As an artist spending huge amounts of hours in the studio, podcasts like this make the hours fly by. But really there aren't too many like this. Mike is an artist himself and is about as real as they get, super down to earth and casual with the interview style. Which gets a lot of his guests opening up and talking about their lives and their practices. Thankfully I did not start crying. Click here to see the full list of interviews or here specifically to go to mine