time spent here

work from the studio of flat mountain press.
The thistle’s angry spines and bent back conceal its noble, kindly nature.

The thistle’s angry spines and bent back conceal its noble, kindly nature.

She worriedly examines her negatives, remembering how in brighter times they’d walk, naked and laughing, down to the water, ignorant of all the trouble it would get them into later.

She worriedly examines her negatives, remembering how in brighter times they’d walk, naked and laughing, down to the water, ignorant of all the trouble it would get them into later.

The path to the sky was a slow one, but on they went, because (really) there was nowhere to go but up.

The path to the sky was a slow one, but on they went, because (really) there was nowhere to go but up.

Every time he went to take a drink, his straw stabbed him in the eye. He never thought to take the straw out, and in the end he just felt disappointed to know himself.

Every time he went to take a drink, his straw stabbed him in the eye. He never thought to take the straw out, and in the end he just felt disappointed to know himself.

It was a good long evening and thanks to our crossed fingers and folded hands not a one was hurt or had cause even to frown.

In the last light of the day, she laid her head down, she stretched and sighed, and then she became the mountain.

In the last light of the day, she laid her head down, she stretched and sighed, and then she became the mountain.

Long did we search for our home on the shore, and long did we tread the dark depths, but it was all for nothing, and to this day there is no rest for us.

Long did we search for our home on the shore, and long did we tread the dark depths, but it was all for nothing, and to this day there is no rest for us.

I’ll be debuting three new books tomorrow at Mid-Michigan Zine Fair - “Travel Drawings 2013”, a continuation of my sketchbook zine series, “Seven Mental Knots”, a manual of confusing ideas, and “Another Instant”, a book of altered Polaroids made in collaboration with David Birkam. Swing by the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing and say hi!

mountainwerkstatte midmichiganzinefair

The gloaming - New Orleans.

The gloaming - New Orleans.

Faces of the Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market

Faces of the Kalamazoo Farmers’ Market

They spent hours, maybe days in that line. For what - they were never sure, but none of them ever doubted that it was worth the wait.

They spent hours, maybe days in that line. For what - they were never sure, but none of them ever doubted that it was worth the wait.

In the last moments at the end of the day, he saw and remembered in a flash why he had walked this path, why he’d never crossed the water, why there was only way it could ever have been.

In the last moments at the end of the day, he saw and remembered in a flash why he had walked this path, why he’d never crossed the water, why there was only way it could ever have been.