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[17 Dec 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

Piercing the moon, crossing the imaginary border of a new year.

Happy holidays!

Piercing the Moon painting

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[8 Dec 2015 | 6 Comments | ]

Ruler of a crystalline empire of light,
a spider reigns over its small world.

A page from Step Gently Out.


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[3 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

On my way to the World Fantasy Convention 2015 in New York through next week.

I’m a special guest, curating an exhibition of artist Richard Powers paintings, along with panels, special displays and online features.

Powers was a giant of 20th century illustration, changing the way books were designed and presented.

Below is the cover of a small book I edited and designed just for the conference.

Richard Powers & the Modern Fantastic

Birds, Books | Art | Misc, Exhibitions »

[11 Jun 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is celebrating SWEEP UP THE SUN
with a pop-up exhibit of Rick’s photography from the book,
a meet and greet with both Rick & Helen, and a book signing.

Looking forward to meeting everyone able to stop by.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art celebrates SWEEP UP THE SUN

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[28 May 2015 | 8 Comments | ]

A really fine, thoughtful review of my latest book with Helen Frost,
Sweep Up the Sun, in the New York Times Sunday Book Review.

“…beautiful in an unabashedly artistic way.
These photographs are as gorgeous as paintings.”

New York Times Sunday Book Review - SWEEP UP THE SUN

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[30 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

I’ll be signing my books along with other authors to support
Independent Bookstore Day at Book Beat on Saturday, May 2nd.

More info.

Independent Bookstore Day

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[2 Mar 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

Another page from my new picture book with Helen Frost, Sweep Up the Sun.

The official publication date is March 10, 2015, and we had a great
book launch over the weekend at Book Beat. Everyone who purchased
a book received a little bird drawing on the title page.

Here’s the website with all the news, reviews and up-to-date information
for the book: BugDreams.com/sweep/.


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[24 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]

This weekend is the official launch for my new picture book
with Helen Frost, Sweep Up the Sun.

The cover image is below, and I’ll share more images from
the book soon.

We’ll have a book signing and exhibition at Book Beat this Saturday,
February 28, from 1-4 and a signing and presentation on Sunday,
March 1 as part of “Read in the Park” at Berkley High School.

Here’s the website with all the news, reviews and up-to-date information
for the book: BugDreams.com/sweep/.

Sweep Up the Sun Book Launch

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[29 Dec 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

No Boundaries
Making up for lost time, an egret leaps
into the sun, a showgirl with no boundaries.

The Walls of Heaven
Like a wizard crafting spells in threes, a gyrfalcon
so bright he dissolves the walls of heaven.

Fiery Tails
Trailing the last moments of daylight
in the twilight streets, fiery tails
excite the air.

As part of “Canton’s Acts of Culture Week 2014”, I held a photography workshop
at the Canton Public Library. Some of the best photos were taken by Akash Nallani.
Akash Nallani

Dick Wagner
The great rock guitarist Dick Wagner is gone. I’ve been a fan
since his time leading The Frost; I was fortunate to see them
many times at sock hops around Detroit.

I made this portrait of him not long ago and it was a real pleasure
to know it was one of his favorites; he used it as the cover
of his last album, “Captured”.

It takes a great spirit to make such great music – rest in peace, Dick Wagner.
Dick Wagner

Golden Bullets
Late for a forgotten appointment with the sun,
mallards transform into golden bullets.

Hiding Her Obsessions
A newcomer to the pollination game, she slips
out of focus while arranging her flight, hiding
her obsessions to keep the world at bay.
Honey bee

Lost God
Looking for cab fare, traveling from dawn to dusk,
a lost god falls into a colorful snare.

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[15 Dec 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

An egret spreads greetings in the
language of night, a memory of stars
losing their belief in gravity.

Happy Holidays from Wild Light