Nearly 12 years ago, I began working on my BFA senior thesis. The ideas that I developed in that body of work have managed to appear in nearly every serious project I have created since. In September of 2011, ten years after 911, I revisited these hand-pulled photolithograph offset prints, adding original haiku printed with wooden poster type using a Vandercook proofing press. These haiku are equally wistful, tongue-in-cheek, and matter of fact, yet always reverential.
This weekend, I will be in Buffalo finally completing the final phase of Suburban Landscapes — stapling these now-broadsides to telephone poles in my old neighborhood and the surrounding Buffalo vicinity, a final adieu to a life once lived.