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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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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Emerging from the frozen art cave


All of life and art is an experiment, right? If something is not making you happy, make adjustments and alter your course. Steer right, left, or completely turn around, unless you know in your soul that you are already on the right path. Ten years ago, I was struck by some kind of certainty that

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My Gum Habit


Everything you hear about gum printing is true: there’s no right way to do it; you’ll fill up a trash can with prints before you get something you like; and it’s highly addictive. A simple cyanotype now seems too simple without at least 2 layers of gum bichromate on top. The translucent pigments mix with

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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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