The Incomplete History of Rafts. 2009. Handmade series of art books printed and bound by artist.I made this book for David Pearlman (whose spirit has propelled most of my work) as he prepared to go through the Panama Canal in 2009. He is most publicaly known as Poppa Neutrino. The stories I have to tell about this man and the crew he rolled with, The Floating Neutrinos, are endless. They are most famous for crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a boat made from scrap wood found on the Hudson and in the streets of NYC. These books are a compilation of archives of the Floating Neutrinos, as well as pages of texts, letters, and lists that speak to the tendency some people have to cross great bodies of water-- along with pages from Camus, Moby Dick, To The Light House, photographs of my grandfather--- strung together to form a story of associative leaps.
Betsy, 2009. This raft was made in honor of Captain Betsy, the captain of many of the Floating Neutrinos vessels and my greatest teacher. This little boat was a part of the Incomplete History of Rafts project. I travelled in it up and down the waterways near Portland, OR--- the Willamette, the Multnomah Channel, and a small section of the Columbia River talking to people about rafts.