An effort to document the work I’ve done over the years, Callithump! and otherwise.
Digital artists hack video games to change them into something more artistic. I decided to try this with the game Tic Tac Toe, creating variations such as Tic Toe and Tic. Removing lines significantly altered the game, rendering it absurdly unplayable, offering no variation and no options for real play, just the inevitability that whoever […]
The Random Belief Generator takes six of the world’s major belief systems and asks you to roll a die to choose one for yourself. It’s an exercise in having an open mind, really. Many people claim that to be accepting of other’s beliefs. Are they so accepting that they are willing to set aside their […]
One for the Team was my homage to the Weird Science stories published by EC Comics. A common theme in Weird Science was the tale of manly astronauts (or time travelers) who find themselves stuck in a world of gorgeous women with no other men. I did a twist on this story in under 350 words. I […]
Before meeting Matt Jasper in 1987, I thought that the only possibility for getting published was to go through established channels, submit work to publishers and hope that they recognize your talent. Matt Jasper introduced me to the concept of self-publishing. He self-published my all-time favorite book of poetry, Sunlight Floods the Room, Three are Drowned, with a […]
A series of talismans design to protect against the evils of the modern world, including malfunctioning computers, bland food, bad coffee and other disasters. These later evolved into deluxe versions that used better materials that were sold individually.
The challenge was to create 400 all-different buttons from scratch in a week. It started with individually designed buttons and devolved to cutting images out of magazines and creating buttons like “flag of Japan,” which was just a solid red circle. Interestingly, this was probably one of the most popular works I ever created and it […]
A vended art piece repurposing an old condom dispenser. The dispenser itself was such a work of art that I honestly couldn’t come up with a better piece than what it already was. It dispensed pictures of itself as refrigerator magnets.
The Way We Were was an audio installation featuring Barbra Streisand’s album The Way We Were played on different formats (turntable, cassette tape, 8-track, reel-to-reel, CD) through 8 different speakers arranged in a 40-foot circle, powered by vintage amplifiers. The albums were started synched together. Although the difference in speed was imperceptible, the albums soon dropped out of synch […]
Personal Belongings was a collaboration with Jess LeClair. It chronicled the events surrounding a hospital stay during the process of donating half my liver to save the life of a friend. Initially we’d intended to make a straightforward video documentary. However, in actual practice, this turned out to be much more challenging. They don’t just let you film […]