Transitioning...

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In the face of precarious transitions and new unknowns, I’m choosing, right now, to celebrate completions. At the end of November I finished editioning Into the Night, a hand-printed, hand-cut and hand-assembled lithography tunnel book – a month ahead of schedule. (I hope you’ll take a look and, if you’re a collector, give it serious consideration. #1/15 has already found a home in the John M. Wing Collection of Chicago’s Newberry Library.) I’ve reached my first distribution goal for 59 Dreams: A Nocturnal Year. (You can help me reach the next one  – copies are still available for your personal library – and make perfect holiday gifts for your favorite dreamers!)

I began drawing my dreams in January of 2015, and followed this year of exploration, in 2016, by months of intense productivity —and a period of profound “connectivity” as the work went out into the world. I spent the autumn back in the studio, editioning, and I’m convinced that these works and their processes have been transformative in a way that extends far beyond my original ideas about the expansion of time. In essence, knowing my dreams has revealed another dimension of myself — another way of “knowing”. And, I believe, that the more we know, the more agency we possess. With this agency, the better equipped we are to set our stories to work — connecting with and transforming lives...