Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Back to the Scissors (Finally)

Adam Considers Trading Eve In for a Newer Model,
Concocts Serpent Story

It will be another couple weeks before I'm able to get back to work (changing my circumstances, relocating to a new town, etc., etc., etc.), but today I felt the need to do a little bit of collage work...
12"x16.5"  Magazine & book scraps on 1928 litho print.

Friday, June 2, 2017


Making several epic road trips this summer, and
I hope you all  stay busy and keep happy...
I'll see you in late July!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sending Out a Message

Two recently-completed collage collaborations between my German buddy, Sabine Remy, and me:

Universal Emergency Fish Supply Transmitter
and Two-Way Receiver
(started by Sabine, completed by Lynn)

Where It All Began
(started by Lynn, completed by Sabine)

Friday, May 19, 2017

That Day at the Lake

"That Day at the Lake" is a recently-completed artist's book.  Background images were printed on tissue paper, and then spray mounted on pages made from remnants of an old player piano roll.  The player piano paper is interesting -- ivory colored and very transparent.  The Images are collaged from magazine scraps and inkjet pictures, the text is original.  Covers are ivory cloth-covered boards, with the cover image printed directly on the book cloth.  Size: 7.75"h x 6.0" w, 22 pgs.  Here are the beginning pages:

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A Fresh Round of Tricollage

Three collage friends (me, Sabine Remy in Germany, and Josephine Wicherts in Holland) periodically complete a round of three-way collaborative collages, nicknamed "tricollages."  This time each of us created two similar collage starters and then circulated those to the other two for completion.  It has been fun to see the similarities and differences in each set.  Here are the results.

Sabine circulated two versions of a large, Dada map of Zurich:

 Die Grossen Drei (The Big Three)
started by Sabine, added to by Josephine, finished by Lynn

 Guide to a Better Dada Story
Started by Sabine, added to by Lynn, finished by Josephine

Josephine started two black and white "museum" scenes:

 They're Watching
started by Josephine, added by Sabine, finished by Lynn

When You Are Caught by Art
started by Josephine, added to by Lynn, finished by Sabine

I sent around two black and white fashion models with neutral backgrounds:

 A Contemporary Dress Inspired by Velasquez
started by Lynn, added to by Sabine, finished by Josephine

The Inside and the Outside
started by Lynn, added to by Josephine, finished by Sabine

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Working on a New Altered Book...

"Self Culture" is an almost-completed altered book that offers advice about living one's life on the wilder side.  The original book is a slim late-1880's volume entitled On Self Culture in Phonography, written entirely in phonetic shorthand as a "vade mecum" for the intellectual, physical and moral betterment of young men.  ("Vade mecum" apparently means a useful guide that one always keeps handy on one's person for easy consultation.)  I've printed the background images on some used teabags, and then collaged some human/animal hybrids on each page.  The text is typed in on my vintage Adler typewriter.  Here are a few pages:

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Bird Women

Just finished collaging some bird women onto an old player piano roll (Duo-Art #6489, PERPETUAL MOTION Rondo, Op. 24, date unknown).  Figures are from magazine scraps, background is printed on tissue paper, Turned out nicely, I think...

player piano scroll collage
11" wide x 60" wide

Hatchlings detail

Hatchlings detail

Saturday, April 8, 2017

23 Sandy Builds a New Exhibit

Heading down to Portland in a few minutes to attend the artists' reception for a new exhibit  called "BUILT," which opened yesterday at the wonderful 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR.  The show includes book and paper art examining the relationship between contemporary book art and architecture.  There are fantastic pieces in this exhibit, well worth a trip.  I am pleased to have two little books on view:

La Cite des Animaux
(an accordion-style book about a deserted white city)

letting go
(a "built" book made from wood)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Recently I was experimenting with home-printing some little zine-style booklets on my beloved Epson WorkForce.   I ended up with three of them, each printed on lightweight copier paper on a home inkjet printer, stapled together (badly), with covers made from travel brochures and ripped-out book pages.  Typography features a variety of black silhouettes and brief sayings illustrating the importance of white space in typography.   A Brief History of Time is my explanation of how Time came to be and what it means to us, illustrated with various collage pieces I’ve done over the years.   Good Advice From Bad People features real quotes by unsavory people. Here are a few pages from Typography:

Monday, April 3, 2017

Dark Places

House of the Rising Sun

Napoleon's Fever Dream

Dark and Stormy Dance Party

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017


Working on a new series of map interpretations, series of 10, using overprinting, collage, painting, hand-embroidery, etc. on large (16"h x 12"w) vintage maps.  The maps are contained in a collection called "Indian Villages of the Illinois Country" published by Illinois State Museum in 1942.  Here are the first three (more to follow):

Map 1

Map 2

Map 3

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

Exhibition News

Opening this week on the far side of the country:

Angels in America (No. 4)
2017 Women's Works Exhibition
Old Court House Arts Center
Woodstock, IL
March 9 - April 29

New Dress
2017 Emerging Artists Exhibition
Limner Gallery
Hudson, NY
March 2 - 25

Memory Veil
The Time Machine: A Nat'l Juried Exhibition of Wearable Arts
D'Art Center
Norfolk, VA
March 14 - April 29