Beer, Art and Gum Printing


Insurance Against Great Thirst The most unforgettable beer cafes on the planet are without a doubt found in Belgium. I’m thirsty just thinking about it, especially the cozy little beer cafe in Lennik open random days for extremely lucky people called In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst, or “Insurance Against Great Thirst.” We arrived

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What’s up, Buttercup?


Radiant with Charm Flowers have a way of charming the soul, raising your spirits with their abundance of color. I’ve made it a habit to pick up a bouquet every Sunday to grace my kitchen. Often the flowers become the subject of my photographic studies. Their organic twists and turns suggest just enough detail to

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Tulips: The Beauty of Spring


Sometimes, gum printing surprises me in the best possible way. The exact moment when the final layer of a tri-color print begins to develop can take my breath away. The red, yellow and blue layers gradually build to form a color photo, and the image comes to life.

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Three Places


In the Moment Most recently, I’ve been working on a small series of landscapes, a subject that typically doesn’t intrigue me. As the maker of these images, I’ve attached distinct memories to each day they represent: A very peaceful and foggy day on the coastline of Half Moon Bay, when I learned of my grandmother’s

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Amazing Saison, Angry Cows


A funny thing happened on the Belgian Farmhouse Ale tour. On the bus, Stu asked if there’s anything we’d really like to do before the tour was over. Somehow the words “I want to get up close and personal with a cow’ flew out of my mouth. What?

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My Mid-century Family


Several years ago my dad lent me his father’s old photo albums, and I began a creative journey to capture these intimate and genuine moments in my own artwork.

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Shades of Blue


Family Cyanotypes For the past 5 months, I have had an obsession with blue: I painted my workspace a soothing shade of deep ocean blue. I continued to spend every weekend thereafter generating a full tonal range of blue in cyanotypes, developed in the sun. The blue craze began with the news of my aunt’s

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For the Love of Squares


In a recent photo workshop at Art Intersection in Gilbert, someone asked me what large format camera I shoot with. I said iPhone. Instagram to be exact. After discovering ‘through the viewfinder’ photography a few years back, I learned to compose my images in squares. Using all four corners, subjects off-center yet balanced. And there

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On Becoming a Gummist


First, there was intrigue. Then fear. Followed by trepidation, perseverance, delight, and frustration. As a self-admitted perfectionist, I live in fear of making mistakes. As an artist, I understand the elements of play and experimentation are necessary to build your craft in any medium. And as a designer, I know that every problem has many

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