I’ve assembled some projects as gift sets this holiday season.
Thank you for your support. I’m a working artist, and I mostly engage with non-profit organizations. It’s been a pleasure to share my participatory projects over the past year. If you enjoy my work, consider giving or collecting one of these specially assembled sets, so I can keep making and sharing.
Payments are accepted through Paypal. Prices are listed for US shipping only. For international shipments or alternative payment methods, please email me.
Ways and Means Activity Kit
Set of 8 letterpress printed activities, plus bonus items
Ways and Means Activity Kit, 2016, letterpress prints with hot foil, pencils, crafting extras, dimensions variable.
Get or give a set of 8 letterpress-printed activities to explore how we rely on and support each other. Cut and assemble linoleum prints to visualize your chains of cooperation. Set up a buddy system to reach goals with pledges and postcards. Draw a portrait of the friends and family who keep you afloat. Send a letter (four sheets of letter paper, including a bear with a top hat!) in a make-your-own envelope.
Also included are three hot-foil stamped Ways and Means pencils, a Ways and Means postcard, and a bell and ribbon (color may vary) to assemble your own Interdependence Door Charm.
The printing methods span hand-set lead type, hand-carved relief printing, pressure printing, polymer plate, and hot foil stamping. Printed by the artist on Vandercook presses at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA and the Center for Book Arts, NYC. Learn more about the Ways and Means project. While the project was on exhibit last fall, individual activities were available on a limited, take-one basis; this set offers a chance to enjoy 8 activities at once.
Ways and Means Activity Kit
$45 + $10 shipping and handling via USPS Priority Mail
Ways and Means Decorative Pattern Postcards
Set of 10 blank cards
Ways and Means notecards, 2016, letterpress polymer plate print on cream laid paper stock, 5×7 inches each, set of 10.
These letterpress-printed cards with blank backs can be used as postcards or notecards. They feature icons representing interdependence in my recent Ways and Means project. For example, balloons represent peers who keep us afloat, a drill and thread is for our skills and resourcefulness, and links stand for being part of a chain of cooperation.
I printed these 5-by-7-inch postcards on a Vandercook press at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA. Each card was printed with soft green ink on cream laid paper.
Ways and Means Cards
Set of 10
$10 + $2 shipping and handling via USPS First Class Mail
Positive Messages Postcards
Set of 10
Five postcard designs, 4×6″ each.
This set of ten postcards features a selection of the five cards pictured above. Six cards depict three installations using only ribbons to create texts that are inspired by positive psychology. A make things (happen) postcard—which can be colored in—is included, as well as a postcard from the Irrational Exuberance (Asst. Colors) project using discount store products to explore pleasure.
The backs have just caption info and a URL, with plenty of space for writing special notes to mail to friends.
Sample postcard back.
Set of ten postcards
$10 + $1 shipping & handling via USPS First Class
Set of five to benefit NYC immigrant empowerment
Benefit set of five prints of Nos Cubrimos Las Espaldas/We Got Each Other’s Backs (2016, letterpress pressure print with hand-set wood type, 12×18 inches).
I made these in response to Trump’s election to express solidarity with marginalized groups. I have been giving individual posters out to local protestors and allies, and offering a downloadable file for self-desktop printing, but now you can order a set of 5 to distribute as you please.
I printed each of these posters on a Vandercook letterpress at the Center for Book Arts, NYC. The image is made with pressure printing using a hand-cut paper stencil; the text is handset wood type. I used fluorescent pink and royal blue ink on smooth, bright white, Cougar 80# text paper. The handmade nature makes each of these prints highly unique.
Five dollars from every order will be donated to the Make the Road (New York), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that “builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.”
Set of 5 Solidarity Posters
$15 + $3.50 shipping & handling via USPS
You might also like to see the multiples for sale on my website, including a holographic sticker sheet, and pinback buttons about overcoming setbacks.