Submitted for your consideration: A comparison between Bongo’s dream house from Matt Groening’s Life in Hell, and Villa Sebastiana, Pablo Neruda’s house in Valparaiso, Chile. My working hypothesis is that Groening and Neruda own videophones with flux capacitors.
Groening drew a cool car, but Neruda has the edge on functionality. They are tied for whimsy.
For some reason, cars just make collages better.
I decided that I didn't like the normal postcard that I started with, so I covered the whole thing with a map of Michigan and went from there. The text is taken from an old architecture book. Sometimes the German version of a word is better than the English version of a word.
"Drowning Machines" is a colloquial term for roller dams, which are difficult for boaters to see from upriver. That's Lake Itasca and the Mississippi headwaters in the background. The mostly-hidden line of rocks marks the end of the lake and the beginning of the river. A friend's response upon seeing this: "Look at you... all post-modern and shit..."
Hello to all my Kickstarter project supporters! I hope you’ll forgive the dearth of earlier content on this site — this brand new and recently constructed website is in something of a gestational state right now. I’ll be using this space to post my collages, drawings, and postcards from the road this summer. Anything else you’d like to see here?
Right now I’m sitting next to a big stack of postcards that I made as part of my Kickstarter project, Greetings from the Back of My Van. I scanned a few of those postcards this morning, and want to share them here.