letter to earl revisited

letter to earl revisited

some years ago i used a letter addressed to earl pontius with a series of paintings. now i decided to use another letter as the backdrop for a different set of painting, electronically. the letter contains this message from mother ida pontius to her son in the army. ...
creating actors

creating actors

relying on my well used edition of USA, i decided to create the main characters that appear throughout the trilogy. dos passos interspersed these fictional characters with his stream of consciousness writing and headlines pulled from the time (1930s). i used mostly...
hallelujah

hallelujah

ripped from the story in USA: the 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos: pages content: two drifters on the move selling pamphlets and racy material to make a dime, traveling through america. U.S.A. is the slice of a continent. […] U.S.A. is the world’s greatest...
more stamps

more stamps

i made a series of children with stamp heads, randomly adding the stamps to the images. afterwards i think about the stamp and the message and what it might say, some surprise me. here i used old pages from a children’s reader, cancelled stamps and origami...
cactus for carol

cactus for carol

when carol asked me why i don’t draw cacti, i really couldn’t say much else than, i’m not really attracted to them as a source of inspiration, or something of that nature. well, since then shari has sent me an inspired cactus drawing and now i must...
building materials

building materials

using materials that were given to me by a friend, all from her father’s building of their house in paradise valley in the 1960s i built the bases of these collages. there were contracts, appliance books, specs, hand written notes, blue prints and invoices....