Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Seraphim Press has a new home!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Thesis Show, nearly a year later

So this year has been a little bit insane to say the least!

My thesis show went off well. I loved the venue and the opening night was fantastic.

Some photos:

Friday, October 9, 2009

New works (well, from last Spring)

Use Me for Kindling When it All Goes to Pot features the stories of my grandfather, Jesse Eugene Hill. He passed this past January and I spent the months before his death with him, listening to his tales for the last time. I know I didn't capture them in the book the way he told them, but it was one last homage to him. I printed 20 copies but for now am only going to bind 6, for my grandmother, mother, aunt, and uncles. The handmade text paper is made from his cotton shirts. The pamphlets are sewn into an accordion structure. The accordion paper is also handmade cotton paper and has been pulp painted. The cotton is not a direct reference to my grandfather but more of an homage to our family's roots in Alabama.
this is a print from a photopolymer plate. It's a line drawing of my grandparents from a photograph. 
See Rock City. He was always taking us to NC and stopping at tourist sites. 
"Watch for Falling Rock"- not a story original to my Paw-Paw. I used commercial blocks from the 1950s-60s for some of the images, for the sake of nostalgia, really, and woodblock numbers. 

1/2 leather book, sewn on cords, cords sewn in boards. 

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


St. Seraphim Press has a real website! There may still be a few glitches to work out, but it's my first website built from scratch. 

Sunday, December 7, 2008

a satisfying moment.

As some of you are aware, I've been designing and printing a letterpress limited edition (50) of Umbrella Tree's "The Church and the Hospital." The book is printed and several are bound! I'm going to scan and post nicer photos of the inside soon. The cover boards are covered wit 1/4 Iris book cloth and handmade paper (cotton and kozo) that I marbled and then pasted over with acrylics and methyl cellulose. I printed the book using polipholis typeface composed digitally and made into a photopolymer plate that I letterpress printed, on Frankfurt and handmade paper.

First: stack of books drying. 

The front of the book: the church
the back of the book in the car at golden hour (soooo professional of me): the hospital. 

Monday, December 1, 2008

end of the semester insanity: works in progress, II.

less than two weeks left now, and I'm nearly done! only 8 pressruns left on my book for UT, just have to cover the two books I added leather to today and case all 4 books in.

Photos of a couple of the books, thus far. They look mighty impressive, but there are so many flaws I'm afraid of the grade I'll receive. We'll see. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.