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I make art from things I find, things folks give me, and things left over from other things.


Image Description:

The image depicts a book cover titled “Authorship.” The cover design features an artistic and abstract composition that evokes a sense of creativity and imagination. The background is a blend of vibrant colors, including shades of blue, purple, and magenta, creating a dynamic and energetic atmosphere.

In the center of the image, there is a stylized illustration of a feather quill, symbolizing the act of writing and authorship. The quill appears to be in motion, as if it is in the process of writing or creating something new. It is surrounded by a burst of colorful splatters and lines, which further enhance the idea of creativity and expression.

The title “Authorship” is prominently displayed at the top of the cover, written in elegant, bold typography. The word is accented with a gradient effect, transitioning from a vibrant yellow to a deep orange color, adding visual interest and depth.

Overall, the image captures the essence of artistic expression and the power of the written word, inviting the viewer to explore the world of literature and storytelling.

Artist Statement:

He’d read what George Wald claimed, that we are the products of editing and not authorship. But the white-haired boy with big ideas wanted to be the author of his own life so, remembering he’d forget, he saved things and he wrote things down so that the days, weeks, months and years of his life wouldn’t have to fight to the death to hold onto their dreams of lasting forever.


Image Description:

The image portrays a scene reminiscent of an old and mysterious photography studio or darkroom. The atmosphere is dimly lit, with soft, ambient light casting a warm glow on the various objects and surfaces.

In the foreground, there is an antique camera, likely a large-format view camera, positioned on a wooden tripod. The camera’s bellows are extended, suggesting that it is ready for use. It appears to be a well-preserved relic, showcasing intricate details and craftsmanship. The camera is surrounded by a collection of vintage photography equipment, such as lenses, film holders, and a light meter, arranged haphazardly on a table.

The room itself is filled with intriguing elements. Shelves along the walls hold an assortment of old books, stacks of aged photographs, and glass bottles containing mysterious liquids, hinting at the alchemical nature of the photographic process. There are also old photo prints hanging from clotheslines, drying in the air, adding to the sense of nostalgia and craftsmanship.

The lighting in the room is predominantly provided by a single, dim incandescent bulb hanging from the ceiling, casting a warm, ambient glow. The play of light and shadows enhances the overall mysterious and evocative ambiance.

The image captures the essence of traditional photography and the aura of a bygone era. It invites viewers to imagine the stories behind the objects and the moments that were captured by the camera, evoking a sense of nostalgia and curiosity.

Artist Statement:

“She didn’t look like the women in the magazines. But then the women in the magazines don’t look like the women in the magazines. She looked like a real woman in a city of mannequins” (M.Thornton), and hers was a language he could understand.

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