I have posted a video of the nearly 60 foot long scroll I have made copying out the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neIppNYIHpA&t=9s
Oscar Wilde: In Earnest and Out, 2020, 13″ x 9 ¼”, $950.00
A set of five volvelles portraying five faces of Oscar Wilde backing five faces of characters from Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest. The inner wheels turn to allow the reading of lines from the play and other of Wilde’s writings. Letterpress printed using polymer plates on different shades of BFK paper, each volvelle is housed in a folder and the set with an introductory panel and line citations is enclosed in a clamshell box.
This website is in need of a major overhaul and I am unable to add images at this time. A video of the new book can be seen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnO9TrOWmE8&t=20s
I have taken on the binding of a preliminary version of my daughter Colleen Baldrige’s children’s book Goldiloco for the upcoming Delaware Valley Chapter exhibit Once Upon A Book at the Free Library in Philadelphia. There will be an on-line exhibit, I will post the link when it is available.
I have completed my print for the Bodleian Bibliographical Press “Very like a whale” project. 200 years after the birth of Herman Melville, the Bodleian Bibliographical Press has invited printers everywhere to honor the author by printing parts of ‘The Whale,’ (London, October 1851), or, as it is best known, ‘Moby-Dick; or, The Whale’ (New York, November 1851). The aim is to print, collectively, the section of the novel, ‘Extracts. Supplied by a sub-sub librarian.’ I have printed Extract #10: “And whereas all the other things, whether beast or vessel, that enter into the dreadful gulf of this monster’s (whale’s) mouth, are immediately lost and swallowed up, the sea-gudgeon retires into it in great security, and there sleeps.” —MONTAIGNE. —Apology for Raimond Sebond. I used hand-set Baskerville type locked up in Daredevil furniture on my Vandercook SP15 and paste paint on Johannot paper. For more information go to: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/csb/bibpress/moby-dick-extracts-2019
July 2 -December 31, 2019
My book The Tragedy of King Lear is on view at Denver Public Library, fifth floor, Gates Reading Room,10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy, Denver, CO, USA, as part of the Word | Image | Object exhibit, an international exhibition of artists’ book works that present a balance of word and image presented in a book or book-like form. Alicia Bailey of Abecedarian Gallery organized the exhibit. For more information go to: (http://bit.ly/WIO-catalog).
Two recent prints: the one on the left to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Iowa City Bike Library, https://www.icbikelibrary.org/ I am a board member for the organization and the one on the right for The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art print exchange https://www.biartmuseum.org/ as a part of the Open Sesame! The magic of Artist’s Books Revealed exhibit.
The video of my public lecture at the Weston Library, during my residency at the Bodleian Bibliographic Press is now on-line: Printer-in-Residence
August 4 to August 10, 2019
Letterpress printing can be a slow process, but it can also be very spontaneous. Using a Vandercook proof press with magnet and Boxcar bases it is possible to print in a spontaneous manner composing the image as you print. Stainless steel wire combined with various sticky backed foams can be cut and manipulated to make shapes and lines quickly and can be altered as needed. P22Blox are shaped modules that can be combined and recombined to forms letters, frames, figures and more. The emphasis will be on experimentation and variation rather than on specific end products. Each participant will contribute a set sized sample print for a portfolio exchange. For more information go their website: Maine Media Workshops
March 1 to June 9, 2019
My book Desdemona In Her Own Words is included in the exhibit Open Sesame! The Magic of Artist’s Books Revealed, a major look into the special world of Artist’s Books. This exhibition is co-curated by BIMA’s Founder, Cynthia Sears, Amy Goldthwaite (BIMA Curatorial Associate), and Catherine Alice Michaelis (Artist). Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA.
February 9 to April 20, 2019
My three books King Leer: A Tragedy in Five Puppets, It Didn’t Just Happen, Out There In Here are included in Page by Page: Contemporary Artist’s Books. The exhibit offers visitors the chance to discover what truly makes an artist’s book — intent. During the mid-20th century, artists began to experiment with book form and function. The art objects they created encompassed a wide variety of features. Today, artists’ books exist in museums, art galleries, rare book libraries, and private collections. This exhibition brings the engaging world of book arts to the Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA. For more information: https://thehudgens.org/exhibitions/??