Artist Journals, 1996-2017

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These journals function both as records of daily life and as common- place books, containing ideas, information and inspirations. In 1996, I began compiling an image resource file in book form that drew partial inspiration from the collage novels of Max Ernst. A summer spent living abroad in Italy, brought about the use of combined image and text utilizing drawings, photographs gleaned from discarded textbooks, magazines, ticket stubs and other discarded materials. These books contain elements of life sometimes featuring items of an intellectual nature and at others rather meaningless information such as things to do and grocery lists. As a place of investigation and mode of inspiration, everything I have ever made or will make is rooted in a journal.

Complete List of Journals

Book 1: Surviving My Own Point of View, 1996 - 1999
Book 2: Italia MCMXCVIII, 1998
Book 3: Pachydermous and Other Daily Reminders, 1999
*Book 4: Prodding "Times Arrow" and Other Fluid Notions, 2000
*Book 5: ISO 100: Footnotes from Winter and Spring, 2001
Book 6: Ad Tulanian, 2002 - 2004
Book 7: Looking for Goathland, 2003
*Book 8: Hot Dog Now This Is Living, 2003 - 2004
Book 9: Four Transient Notebooks, 2003 - 2006
*Book 10: Going Further East, 2006
Book 11: Decline and Fall in the Spring, 2007
Book 12: Watching You Watching Me, 2007 - 2009
*Book 13: A Recipe for Yorkshire Pudding, 2009 - 2010
*Book 14: Year in Retrospect, 2010 - 2011
*Book 15: Wanderlust, 2011 - 2012
*Book 16: As Yet Undone, 2012 - 2013
*Book 17: From Cork to Brooklyn, 2013 - 2014
Book 18: Light From Darkness, 2012 - 2014
*Book 19: Setting Stones, 2015 - 2016
Book 20: Portrait of Self (in progress)

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