Imaginary Monuments

A Series of Large-Scale Drawings on Paper
and Etchings Done in Collaboration with Master Printer Paul Mullowney

An ongoing series of similarly-sized etchings, to create a series of monumental prints that consider documents that have shaped our world and to ponder their effects on our contemporary lives.

All the prints are direct gravure etching on multiple copper plates, inspired by the multi-plate prints of Durer and Callot. The prints in the series all measure 48" x 63" or 63"x 48". They printed on Japanese handmade gampi panels, backed with handmade kozo paper to form a single work on paper. The project is being published by the Catharine Clark Gallery and Paul Mullowney Printing, both in San Francisco, with private support.

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 "The Garden of Useless Platitudes and the Palace of Pretention"   2016. Ink on Paper, 84" x 42" 
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 "Proposal for a Campus of Monuments to All of the Wars and Interventions of the United States"   2016. Ink on Paper, 42" x 82". 
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 "The Forgotten Garden of Treaties Never Ratified by the United States"    2015. Ink on Paper, 42" x 84". 
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 "Proposal for a Monument to American Sanctimony (The Slaves' Petition)"   2016. Ink on Paper, 60" x 42". 
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 "Proposal for a Monument to the Riot Act"   2016. Ink on Paper, 60" x 42". 
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 "Proposal for a Monument to the Internet Protocol"   2016. Ink on Paper, 60" x 42". 
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 "Proposal for a Monument to the Internet Protocol" (small version)   2016. Ink on Paper, 24" x 20". 
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 "Proposal for a Monument to the Outer Space Treaty"   2016. Ink on Paper, 60" x 42". 
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 "Proposal for a Monument to the Miranda Warning"   2016. Ink on Paper, 60" x 42". 
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 "Proposal for a Monument to Harvey Milk"   2015. Ink on Paper, 24" x 20" 
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 "Proposal for a Monument to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, in the Rio Grande"   2015. Ink on Paper, 60” x 42”. 
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 "Proposal for a Monumental Garden to Supply Side Economics"   2015. Ink on Paper, 42" x 30" 
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 "Proposal for a Monument to Ending Mass Incarceration"   2015. Ink on Paper, 42" x 30" 
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 "Excavating the Foundations of the Unfinished Temple of Human Rights"    2015. Copper plate etching, 60" x 42". 
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 "Refurbishing the Monuments to World Peace and Cooperation"   2015. Ink on Paper, 60" x 42". 
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 "Proposal for a Monument to The Prison Industrial Complex"   2015. Ink on Paper, 60" x 42". 
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 "Proposal for a Monument to National Parks"   2015. Ink on Paper, 60" x 42". 
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 "Proposal for a Monument to World Football"   2015. Ink on Paper, 60" x 42 
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 "Proposal for a Triumphal Arch and Garden"   2015. Ink on Paper, 60" x 42". 
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 "Proposal for a Monument to the NYPD"   2015. Ink on Paper, 60" x 42" 
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 "Proposal for a Monument to the Free Sea"   2015. Ink on Paper, 60" x 42" 
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 "Proposal for a Monument to Cristóbal Colón"   2015. Ink and Gouache on Paper, 60" x 42" 
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 "Revisiting the Ruins of the Temple of Intolerance"   2014. Ink on Paper, 60" x 42" 
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 "Taking Measure of the Temple of Xenophobia"   2015. Ink on Paper, 60" x 42" 
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 Proposal for a Monument to the Economic Bill of Rights"   2014. Ink on Paper, 60" x 42" 
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 "Monument to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)"   2014. Ink on Paper, 60" x 48" 
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 "Monument to the Constitution of the United States"   2011. In collaboration with Paul Mullowney. 48" x 63" Direct Gravure Etching on 9 plates. Edition of 25. 
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 "Monument to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights"   2013. In collaboration with Paul Mullowney. 48" x 63" Direct Gravure Etching on 4 plates. Edition of 25.