Thursday

Shark with Napoleon hat
Meet a medieval shark with a hat on. However, there is much more to this funny 13th-century decoration. Medieval decorators often got it wrong when they drew exotic animals like this. Elephants, for example, looked like pigs with big ears. We can’t blame the artists, as they had never seen these animals, which lived far away - and they had no internet or means to travel that far. This is why the image of the shark is so special: it is realistic. It shows its gills, the row of pointy teeth that stick out, and the typical round opening near the tip of the nose. In sum, this decorator had likely seen a shark in real life. For the book historian this is interesting as it may help localize where the book was made. Given that it was produced in France, we may potentially place its production near the ocean, or perhaps even in the south of the country, near the Mediterranean. All that from a bunch of pointy teeth - and some healthy guess work.
Pic: Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, MS 98.
i recently discovered the ultimate site! erik kwakkel is a medieval book historian & living the dream. 
(too bad i missed his lecture when he swung through edmo)
i have some prints on the go (truly), but in the meantime, look at how dapper willie is!
this song came up on random while biking & it brought me to tears... 

Monday


enjoying the bbc's 'a very british renaissance'
holbein's portrait of nicholas kratzer: the king's clockmaker who could 'drink like a german'


Saturday

i think j.stanton is the absolute best. she is the force behind this party & i'm thrilled to be a part of it...

silkscreened posters. 17" x 24" edition of 3




Monday

veekee sent a looksie of the tote i designed for the spring fair! Each layer was hand-cut out of rubylith. Pick one up at the door for 8 clams.

Sunday

before and after
the knife
hand-cut rubylith. 11" x 13" edition of 10



Thursday



new mini-print just in time for the easter long weekend
5"x7"

Sunday

watched lawrence of arabia for the first time in theatre yesterday. 
what stood out to me was the restored 70mm film itself- the image rang clear as a bell.
loved the camels & their outfits, too... i had knots in my stomach wanting them to get to the next watering hole as quick as possible.

 

Monday


this is a beautiful site that i truly love. everyday there is something good to fuel up with.
today i enjoyed the voice, hands, and neckline of lady callas...

it's a blizzard out there today... happy to stay indoors & make a stew with the damned

leopards have ever ranked among those nobler beasts, which are both swift & strong
gold screen print 6"x7.5"

Tuesday


11"x 15" edition of 10
both of them do burn
when two agree in their desire,
one spark will set them both on fire




Thursday


a fresh limited edition print for the 'day of the dead'
the scull glows in the dark
11"x14"