What Emma Lazarus wrote about America

"Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"



"What is sea-born dies on land,
whats soft is trod upon,
what is given burns the hand,
and what is gone is gone."

-P S Beagle


BFA show

Well, I don't have time to post it. Besides it would spoil the show- but I will put all the prints up around the time the show starts which is Nov 20th 2008, 7-9 in the Spori Art Gallery, BYUI. It will look better in life Im sure so come to the show if you can. It's all new stuff, and its pretty good. And there will be some other really good art there- Lizzy House is showing her prints.



there are a lot of old buildings and cabins around, here are just a few. Jackson Hole walks the line of tourist trap and untainted western landscape. Jim, the ranch cook, and I went hiking a few times in Paintbrush canyon by Mt Moran.



My summer is being spent in Wyoming where I work, so I don't update this much, or get as many prints done as I'd like.  I have 2 in the works right now which I hope make it up within a month.  Slow going.  Take care of yourselves.


New things

I did some sheep prints, and am working on the Old Men talking one.  Also that is the spori building where I do all my work, and a picture of me in case you forgot what I look like.  


Whats new

Nothing is new. But I got a nice job in the Grand Tetons at a private ranch for the summer. Can't beat that. Pete's getting married if you haven't heard, on August 23 in Palmyra. Can't beat that either.


Pandalus Borealis

"The wonder of the world,
its beauty and power,
the shape of things,
their colours, lights, and shades,
these I saw. Look ye also while life lasts."

(From a tombstone in Cumbaland, England)


Print show

We had a print show at the Museum of Eastern Idaho that opened last night and runs till April. The Museum bought 2 of my pieces for their permanent collection! That was nice of them. These are pictures of a few new prints, and a new plate Im starting of a shrimp, and the print room and presses.


Hello again

Well I decided to write something on my blog. Tomorrow I will put up pictures and itll be even more interesting. But for today I should write that I am doing printmaking now, and that is about all I do. The best artist ever was Rembrandt and he was a printmaker, so I thought I should learn the craft. It has "stolen my heart and has yet to give it back" as Pete says. There are many techniques and processes involved, many of which can be combined. Since this is all I'm doing and thinking about I don't know what else to say.
Idaho is a cold barren wilderness.


Happy New Year

Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.
-G Marx