Two new projects, both a little hard to account for. A murkiness that comes from the murk we live through now.How the hell do we live here?And whyfor?Something of a mystery.Something of a struggle...More »
The West existed--exists--as a fiction in "the real West."And the real west had its sites & structures in the West. . . . . . on the sites of the structures photographed by Edwin S. Curtis, frontier photographer,who brought his...More »
A pretty cool children's book, 98 years old.
A proto-pop-up book. That gate opens.An imagined space in which a story of a Dolly name Betty has her existence.
See the little cabinets. They open.
It seemed like Mexican penance figures, Euro-models, and engraved... More »
By the standards of Facebook, I cannot show much of this new bibliolage.But I swear all the naughty stuff is about two hundred years old.And by a famous English artist, much-collected, National Gallery-worthy--Thomas Rowlandson....More »
What goes well with Cuba, the book of photographs?Christianity and consumerism.Sort of fun to make those incursions . . . er, obvious.Sort of obvious to make those incursions . . . er, fun.And I enjoyed...More »
In fall 2018 I had the privilege of having my bibliolages shown at the Santa Barbara Arts Fund Gallery, in the Funk Zone, along with several other collage artists. The show was curated by the brilliant Dug Uyesaka, who is a major figure in the collage and assemblage world in Santa Barbara, and he... More »
Another wonderful old artist's portfolio, picked off a UCSB junk heap, houses this companion piece to Owls of Old Time.
This one is huge, almost big enough to contain a full leaf of Kate Doordan Klavan's wallpaper samples, but not quite, so I had to do a little cutting. Mostly, though, I could... More »
On June 20, 2019, I carried out the creation of this thing I call Tree of Life (TM). On the floor of the Modern Dance Studio at UCSB I laid out my entire cereal box collection, some 2300 boxes, with the assistance of my daughters Ruthie and Eva. Many people took pictures of the performance and its... More »
What is a "wig," and why is it so funny? Our dog "Wiglaf" (from Beowulf) wears his grizzled muzzle with a grin, and it is as if he understands what it means to "wig out"; to "wiggle out"; to Uncle Wiggily out.My wife Wendy wiles away her mornings doing yoga.... More »
NOTICE: Feuerman. NOTICE: Vermeer. The twain shall be one.And the one shall be twee.And the three shall be foe.And the fire shall be sex.And the seven shall be eaten.And the nigh shall be taken....More »
A book in a brown paper wrapper means . . . Well, let's just say that when I found a book so wrapped on my parents' bookshelves, inside I found not Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, but Lolita!I can't show much of this bibliolage because it...More »
This one was at first going to be just a two-way combo--Raggedy Ann and Ayn Rand = Raggedy Ayn.The Ayn Rand Omnibus ( = Ayn-us) followed on someone's movie about her, and it was loaded with pix of her.At all ages.On all sorts of...More »
Lunacy! Several moons have passed since I finished this bibliolage, but I have not gotten around to showing it.As many of you know, I am a professor of Theater and Dance. That is what I am called because I teach in the Department of Theater and Dance. ...More »
Poop goes the easel! Darling little books sometimes catch my eye--and my ruinous fancy. An Artist looks to be a gift book, and as such it consists of little more than "the thought that counts."It's a gift I accept.I think.M. B...More »
Mannerism. It is a term of art history that applies to a late Renaissance push beyond the harmony and balance of Italian ceiling painters like Michelangelo (you really want a stable ceiling!) and the humane portraitists (you really want to contain the imbalance of Leonardo...More »
These names converse/converge: Condoleezza and Liberace.Rice/Race is the link.The Condi book is in a huge series of bios of folks like Kobe, Hollywood Hogan, Derek Jeter, Sinbad, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Brandy, and Rafael Palmeiro.Even...More »
Robert Frank's The Americans dwelt on imagery of an America startlingly different from the gorgeous vistas of William Henry Jackson, Ansel Adams, or Brett Weston, not to mention Hollywood portraiture and The National Geographic. His photos also stood...More »
This one began with a gift and turned into a graft--characters from the Marvel universe settled onto gritty urban scenes, product of Ms. Madoko Takagi.Marvel characters fly out or up or forward, and that is a way to go in cities.My in-laws Scott and...More »
My recent efforts in bibliolage have gone in the direction of Odd--that wild Norwegian painter, Odd Nerdrum--and in the process I became (or remain) Odd King.For an intro to Mr. Odd, have a look at the Nerdrum Museum at: http://nerdrummuseum.comSee...More »