What began as four individual magazines from the late 80s early 90s full of photography and poetry, became a book exploring the abstract lessons and perspectives I had gained during the four years I spent in college. My time in college started in Savannah, GA and then moved to New York City to study design and lettering for the other three years. This book represents the struggle of a young person trying to figure it out. Hence, Fauxtist- A word I made up to symbolize not only the photography (faux-tography, because it was not my own work) used in the book but also the idea that I feel more like an artist. I had spent four years studying design so it felt fraudulent to call myself an artist, but it’s what I more strongly identify as within my career.
These images show a little bit of how the book came together, you can see the cut up sections of typography and the ripped out images. I would lay everything out in front of me and build each page one by one. After I finished each collage, I’d put it in a large plastic sleeve to be scanned in. Once scanned it, I created order with the individual pages to tell a story.
Some people love getting married in front of an arbor or huppah, and some people get married surrounded by letters! Here are some examples of different backdrop designs I’ve made for brides over the past several years. “I’m so in love with you, honey” photo by Bold Americana and “forever & always” photo by Indium photography.
This small soft cover book was made as a bite-sized version of my artists book, Fauxtist. Public Presences is a collaged compilation telling the story of a journey that surrounds us.
Sweet Letters for 36 Days of Type, vol 5
2018, sweet letters. Every letter of the alphabet created or built from sweets of all kinds. Candy, cookies, rock candy, chocolate, all of the sugar sweets! All the letters were created by me and photographed, except the A-which was concepted and photographed by me and executed by KC pie professional- Easy as Pie
I bought a button maker because it’s like an insta-swag machine. Here are a sampling of some of the buttons I have made. My fight truth decay buttons feature not only my hand lettering, but also have metallic foil on them for added swag points.
For a friend’s 30th birthday, A custom acrylic cake topper
Window Painting @ TCR
Window paintings over the past several seasons in the crossroads
A collection of sketchbook drawings
Signs & Lettering
These images show some of the different applications of lettering such as signs. Some is client work and some is personal projects that I wanted to try.