Butts of Florence, 2014
Travel memoir sized for your back pocket.
In 2006, I spent six months in Florence, Italy as an American student abroad. Eight years later, I returned for six weeks to teach, walk, watch, think, eat, and learn. Butts of Florence is a collection of writing and photographs taken during this six-week stay. Formal black and white photographs of the butts of various Florentine sculptures punctuate writing that adopts the forms of diaristic entries, letter writing, travel guide tips, restaurant reviews, and poetic prose. Together, text and image present the arc of a hungry, critical, introspective, romantic, and grateful visitor. This work was completed with quickness and spontaneity, being sent to print before the last mosquito bites had healed.
Working with master printer, John Greco, at Josephine Press, select photographs have been adapted as etchings.
THE BOOK (2nd ed.) — 7 × 4.25 in., 102 pages, B&W. Published by No Style Press, Los Angeles, CA.
THE ETCHINGS — Intaglio image prints on Arches cover paper 250 gm., 19.5 × 15 in. ea. No. 15 in a limited edition of 10 (w/ 3 donated to MATERIAL Press) + 2 AP and No. 24 in an open edition.