Quite Contrary Press > Prints

Machine Readable: message, ereader
display type, linocut on Rives BFK
21" x 14
2015
Machine Readable: graph, tabloid
display type, linocut on Rives BFK
21" x 14"
2015
Commuter Diary Headline : Just barely caught the C.
Handset type on Rives BFK
11" x 14.5"
2015
Commuter Diary: May 1 & Nov 14
letterpress on Fabriano
22" x 15"
2014
Commuter Diary: Jan 20 & Feb 23
letterpress
22" x 16"
2014
Al-Mutanabbi print
reduction linocut, handset type on Arches cover. edition of 15
15" x 11"
2015
Just Waiting for You to Look, e-reader
linoleum block on Rives BFK
23" x 30"
2011
Just Waiting for You to Look, i-reader
linoleum block on Rives BFK
23" x 30"
2011
Just waiting for You to Look, sports reader
linoleum block on Rives BFK
23" x 30"
2011
Just Waiting, warm coat
linoleum block on Rives BFK
23" x 30"
2011
window installation
linocut on mulberry
variable
2012
96 hours, SF Chronicle
February 16, 2012
Books & Habits : coral necklace
block print on book pages
21" x 21.5"
2010
books and habits mime troup
block print on books pages
30" x 21"
2010
block print of a reader on the Pink Section
linocut on newspaper
21" x 11"
2010
block print of reader on the Pink Section
linocut on newspaper
2010
prints of people reading newspapers printed on newspaper
linoleum cut on the S.F. Chronicle Datebook
21" x 11" ea
2010
Lots of Readers Weather/Business
linocut on newspaper
22" x 23"
2010
Obituary Reader NYT
linocut over transfer on Rives BFK
22" x 30"
2010
Sports Reader
linocut on Rives BFK
22" x 24"
2010
Reader: the moon, earth's natural satellite
block print on checkout card
5" x 3"
2013
Reader: Alaska and its wildlife
block print on checkout card
5" x 3"
2014
Reader : unions and understanding
blockprint on checkout card
5" x 3"
2013
Reader: Bosch to Dali
block print on checkout card
5" x 3"
2013
Reader: geology made simple
block print on checkout card
5" x 3"
2014
block print reader
linocut on checkout card
5" x 3"
2010
Reader: if he hollers
block print on checkout card
5" x 3"
2014
Berkeley Times
November 20, 2014

Drawing in my sketchbook on my daily commute, I record people reading, engaged in their own private experience within the public space. Relief prints, carved from the drawings, are hand-printed on discarded library cards, newspapers, and book pages, and over copier transfer on fine print paper. The materials and techniques evoke a history of printing, suggest nostalgia for expiring mediums and chronicle the changing formats of reading.

In my ongoing Reader series, I reflect on my need for reading and how the medium conveys the message. The oldest form of communication is storytelling, and relief printing the oldest form of making books and illustrations. We become engaged in news and events through stories. We create stories to tell people about ourselves. The ever-changing world of digital communication makes me anxious, while the static print on paper is a comfort, a relic of another time.