Ulysses excerpt

July 27, 2013

My entry in the Portland Society for Calligraphy’s fall 2013 member show featured an excerpt from the Cyclops chapter of Ulysses. I once saw these words on a gigantic two- or three-story-high banner in Dublin on Bloomsday, probably as publicity for a local grocery store, and the pungent, tangible list of vegetables has stuck with me for many years. I wanted my piece to have a similarly visceral effect on a smaller scale, so I framed it with some food-related objects.

Cyclops quote
Cyclops quote

Exultate justi

March 4, 2013

Full of admiration for the scribes of the Book of Kells, I spent some time learning the Insular Majuscule, or Half-Uncial, hand and found it immensely enjoyable.

Exultate justi

Broadside

January 8, 2013

This work is a commission based on Job 38:4. The client chose a short verse, but I wanted to include some of the delightful language from the surrounding chapters about the mysteries of the sea, the wind, and the creatures of the earth. The flowing lines of poetry grew from an early concept that involved geological layers—the foundation of the earth.

Job 38:4

Jabberwocky

March 17, 2012

This is a horrible photo of a delightful broadside featuring Lewis Carroll’s deathless “Jabberwocky.”
Jabberwocky broadside

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