One eye is a small hole in the pavement. The other eye is a piece of damp bark. Her mouth and nose were made with mud. She briefly materialized at the corner of Here and There, a section of sidewalk I stroll over almost every day. There’s a giant fig tree watered regularly by sprinklers, so the pavement is often damp. Apparitions flutter through the shades of gray. When I have time, I help them embody and we share a secret or two before sun and wind vanquish them back to spirit.
I am offering a limited edition of ten prints. Details and more photos in the menu for Limited Edition Prints.
Sidewalk Face 1166.
I have restocked the Limited Edition Print Gallery. Hurray! Link in menu.
This guy, Sidewalk Face 983, was made in 2018. I had forgotten about him, but he waved at me as I was going through the archives. I love his simplicity. Mostly he is a tumble of desiccated desert plant leaves. I rearranged them a bit but not too much. I don’t like my faces to be neat and tidy, I like lots of character and feeling, which I think he has.
I had some requests for the little bird print, and I’m offering two new ones, a sweet pavement face that looks like a cloud and a knowing wet cement wall face.
They would all enjoy saying hi to you!
I am offering limited edition prints. Only ten of each image, all signed and numbered. Coffee Spill Canine, aka Sidewalk Face 1133, is the first edition.
Each print is coming with a few little surprises including a one of a kind leaf face, literally the only way you can currently obtain a leaf face from me. You might even think of this as a leaf face purchase coming with a bonus sidewalk face print.
The first five prints of the edition will be available for purchase from Oct 6 through Oct 31. Then I will offer something new.
See the full details here, or click on the Limited Edition Prints menu item above.
You may not know this, but I was a darkroom printer for years, back when a darkroom was needed to obtain a photograph. Such a lovely place for an introvert. Nobody can burst in on you because of light spillage. You are truly alone for as long as it takes to soak paper in chemicals.
Because of that direct hands on experience and obsession, I have strong feelings about paper quality, tonality and the tactile pleasures of a good print. The paper I’ve chosen is very matt with a lovely feeling to the touch and a nice thickness. Produced to the highest archival standards, the fine art paper is acid-free, pH neutral, and made from 100% cotton. The photographs are inkjet printed with archival pigment inks and have substantial longevity. They also look super cool.
The Happiness in Art Institute gave Sidewalk Face 1133 a rating of 97/100. We were understandably tickled pink to receive a near perfect rating until we learned that we made it all up to amuse ourselves. Then we were even happier because that’s the point of amusing yourself.
Contact me directly for purchase. I am currently offering free shipping anywhere in the US. I don’t know jack about shipping anywhere else so we will have to figure it out on a one of one basis.