District of Dreams

In Progress… As someone who has spent considerable time dabbling in the craft of writing, my single greatest failing has been in my pursuit of the novel. And it is not for any lack of trying on my part. I have started in earnest no fewer than three novels. I cite the number three as…

Suite For The City

In Progress… Works Inspired by Hermann Hesse’s short story The City (1910)  Commentary and Imagery by wallflower 3000 Written shortly before the first world war, The City presents a vision of human progress that initially seems to be a no-turning-back proposition but ends with a transformative twist of fate placing human progress right alongside the cyclical nature of the seasons.

The Beloved Cretans

Double Click On Images For Brushwork Detail Writing has long been an integral component of my creative process. Sometimes I write things that inspire me to make images and other times vice versa. Most often I simply have an experience that inspires me to do one or the other. Less frequent is the instance where…

Big League Trees

Taking cues from classic playing, trading, and tarot cards, this series began in an attempt to transform the image of New York City street trees from commonplace, marginalized fragments of Nature—subservient to their urban context—into heroic ‘players’ committed to making a more verdant and livable city. Relocating to DC has  subsequently expanded the original context of the…

The Garden of the Drunken Brush

The process of creating ink tablets dates back to the Zhou dynasty (1027 – 221 BC). Pine soot was combined with a binding medium to create a solid block of ink. Shavings from the tablet could be mixed with water in a separate vessel or the tablet itself could be carved out and water applied…

Trading Jokes With The Stars

Passionate Journey – A Novel in Pictures Frans Masereel (1925) Review by Thomas Mann (Paraphrased) Original Images by Frans Masereel Additional images improvised by wallflower 3000   (with a little help from Hubble) I should like first of all to say a few words about the two quotations, which Masereel has chosen as epigraphs for his Passionate…