April 12. 2004
New Prints in the Printshop
Next Year’s Calendar covers – introducing the 6A O.A.S.E.S.
Ancient documents relating to the 6A project (Autonomous Autarchic Asteroids of Aten, Apollo & Amor – Homeland for Marginals in Outer Space):
March 21, 2004
Announcing the 4th and final Fine Art Print Contest.
Help me choose the 4th print for my print shop and be entered to win the winning print.
Just email me your choice. Deadline is March 30, 2004
As before, one winner will be selected randomly from all who participate.
Original cut-and-paste collages created for Bill Laswell CD projects are offered at special low prices through March 30th, 2004. This sale began 3/19/04. Seven of nine pieces are still available. See printable online flyer at:
I’ve added a couple of recent pieces to the site:
Terror Threat Index Illustrated – an interactive chart.
January 11, 2004
Print Contest #2 is over. The winner was Scott Swiecki, who has received #1 of 75 impressions of JUBILEE GARDEN #8. Signed and numbered prints are now available for purchase here, for $100.00 postpaid. They are 20”x13.3”, plus a white border, and are printed on fine watercolor paper.
Print Contest #3
Print Contest #3 is now in progress. Vote for your favorite among the six candidates via email, and be entered to win the first impression of the winning image. The candidates can be viewed here. Please take a minute to cast your vote.
The Printshop Interface has been redone.
There is a new index page for the animated GIFs.
A new interface design was added to the galleries.
The pace of changes will be accelerating in 2004.
What’s Old but New?
I’ve dug-up a large box of full-color postcards I did back in 1991. Several of the designs went on to be published as CD covers, book covers and in magazines. I sold thousands of them and then put them away. I am now offering them for sale at bargain prices here.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Friday, November 28, 2003
Buy Nothing Day · Make Your Own Head Day
Things are slowly coming together here. My first art print (The Garden of Lost Chances) and the 2004 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints (Sold Out – Order from Autonomedia) are both here and can be ordered online via PayPal. Hundreds of original artworks are here offered for sale, and there are altogether nearly a thousand images, movies and interactive toys for the viewing . The galleries will be getting a complete make-over in the near future.
PRINT CONTEST #2
The time has come to announce the second Print Contest. Due to a bit of confusion the first time around, I’ll be more specific this time.
Check back here every now and then for news and announcements, as well as a more general weblog that I’ll be getting around to soon.
1955: I was born, Columbus, Ohio
1969: Went to Woodstock with my Dad. There’s something going on out there.
1970: Family moved to Chicago; began painting, drawing, printmaking…
1972: Read Ted Nelson’s DREAM MACHINES / COMPUTER LIB
1976: World Surrealist Exhibition, Gallery Black Swan, Chicago
1976: Briefly studied holography; decided against it as my artistic medium
1977: Read Pynchon and R. A. Wilson: Started thinking about the world differently.
1982: Began obsessively corresponding with the wide world via snail mail.
1983: Some early collages in Fifth Estate, radio, recording, cassette chaos.
1984: Saw that commercial and thought I’d probably get a Macintosh some day.
1985: Formed Axe Street Arena Collective and opened our gallery & performance space.
1986: Curated Haymarket Centennial Mail Art Exhibition with Ron Sakolsky
1987: My b&w collages flood the zine scene, Join forces with Hakim Bey.
1988: Began library job, collecting exotic imagery and researching my “Moorish” roots
1989: Self-published and distributed my Legend of the Great Dismal Maroons
1991: Moved to Seattle. Started doing cover art for Autonomedia and Axiom.
1992: Declared 10-year Grand Jubilee and created Calendar of Jubilee Saints
1993: Talking Raven, Moorish Science Monitor
1994: Mad Farmers’ Jubilee Almanack
1995: Decided the digital world was ready for me. Got a PowerMac 7500/100
1996: My first little gallery on the Web.
1998: Australian fan builds me a webpage.
1999: Began tinkering on the Web. Got a G4 450 – which is still my companion.
2000: Went back to school for a good grounding in the state of the digital arts.
2002: Put my school portfolio site online.
2003: Wrote this summary for my new site. Still thinking about Ted Nelson’s ideas.