Tag Archives: Travels

New Work

New print, completed recently at Directangle Press in Pittsburgh PA.

(Untitled), risograph & letterpress, 12 by 18", 2015

Untitled (Vanitas)
letterpress & risograph print
(3 color risograph & letterpress key)
12″ x 18″
Limited edition of 30
Printed in collaboration with Josh Dannin at Directangle Press
Pittsburgh, PA / November 2015
Published by Directangle Editions

(Untitled), risograph & letterpress, 12 by 18", 2015

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Last Days

The elusive cloud berry plant (above and below) known locally as bakeapples.

Finishing up my time on Fogo Island. Sad to miss the ripening of the many wild berries on the island, still weeks away, but my time here must end.  It has been an incredible experience, and I will miss this place.

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Little Fogo Islands

Today the weather was nice enough for a trip to Little Fogo Islands (a group of very small islands about 5 miles off the north coast of Fogo Island).

It was a trip which saw hundreds and hundreds of puffins, being a nesting grounds for the small birds. No one lives there permanently anymore, though people still return during the summer season.

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Fog filled days on Fogo Island

Its been cloudy and cool for days, but this morning the sun is threatening to burn off the fog.

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Now halfway through my residency on Fogo Island. I am continuing to explore the island and have now seen all the Fogo Island Arts Corp/Shorefast Foundation artist studios currently constructed, including the Squish Studio in Tilting (top) and the Bridge Studio in Deep Bay.

There are three Artist in Residency programs on Fogo Island; one in based in Tilting, the one I am involved in based in the community of Fogo, and studios/homes of the Fogo Island Arts Corp which are spread throughout the island.

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Tower Studio

More events and adventures on Fogo Island: the Tower Studio by the Shorefast Foundation opened today. The foundation is holding a conference on art in remote places, which I will be attending for the next several days.

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Adventures on Fogo Island. Went to see a dead sperm whale that washed up in Joe Batt’s Arm. The lower jaw had been removed, but the rest of it was still mostly intact. I have my fingers crossed to see some live whales by boat in the next week or two. On the same walk we saw the Long Studio of the Shorefast Foundation and the sculpture of the Great Auk on a far tip of the coast.  It was an amazing day.

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Another panorama photo here.
I can’t get enough of these views.

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Brimstone Head

Sunshine on Fogo Island.

Today I stood on top of one of the four corners of the world.
You can see the view here.
(For a really big image, open the link in a new tab/window and click to zoom in )

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Weather is still not cooperating for photographs or much outdoor activity here in Fogo Island. I took a short walk out to a rock pier to take this photo which depicts the terrain and where the houses are built in relation to the harbor.

More when the weather improves.

Books Finished: Servants of the Fish by Myron Arms. Reading: Sweet Dreams by Johanna Drucker, and North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
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