Nearly a year ago I thought I would pick this up as a way to document all of the things that I'm working on. Apparently I'm not very good at this. Besides being busy, I also don't seem to like showing things before they are finished.
In March I finished a handmade book, Vitriol. It's something of a minor work in my long-running Alchemical book cycle. Here is a video where I discuss it a bit:
A month ago today, I got engaged. It's true. Jane and I are going to get married next summer.
After working on my Symbiosis series for nearly a year and a half, I finally put some of images online. I've spent the past month or two preparing a series of handmade Symbiosis books which contain 14 images. The pages themselves I've printed on Hahnemuhle smooth rag 308 gm paper - archival, no optical brighteners. It's a nice, thick paper that closely resembles the watercolor paper that I like to use for some of my handmade book projects. The book contains a wonderful introduction written by Danielle Ezzo (http://www.danielleezzo.com/), which typographical assistance by Howard Forbes (http://www.misanthrope.com/). The pages are bound with a soft pink cover, and the whole series is limited to only 24 copies. The books will be released on the summer solstice (this Tuesday). I've been offering an advance order until then. On Tuesday I will release more information, and then the price rises just a bit. For more information, visit: http://www.rikgarrett.com/symbiosis.php
Last week I finally put some more images from my Earth Magic series online. Here is one of them:
A couple of weeks ago, I found this camera from around 1915 at an antique store:
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