The West African proverbs

For the past couple of months, Charles Riley at Yale has been sending me proverbs in (mostly) endangered alphabets from West Africa. I’m hoping to set up a proper gallery for them shortly, including translations, but I couldn’t resist posting … Read More

Yet More!

Staggering in the kitchen door, carrying the five-foot-tall panels of the Endangered Poem Sculpture on my way back from a great presentation/discussion with the artists and designers at JDK Design Studios, I was greeted by yet more good news about … Read More

The Atelier! No, the Studio! No, the Garage!

It doesn’t get much more high-tech than this, folks: here’s the fourth and final panel of the Endangered Poem Sculpture getting its coats of polyurethane–in my garage. Yes, this project, 15 months in the making, is nearly done. But I … Read More

Digital Himalaya

The latest carving is a piece for Mark Turin of Yale. For those of you (like me) not fluent in Nepali, it reads “Digital Himalaya”–the name of a multimedia ethnographic project gathering information from the Himalayan region. Even more unfamiliar … Read More

Endangered Tableware

Struck by an idea–and the almost incurable itch to carve endangered scripts into pieces of beautiful wood–I have invented the Endangered Trivet. Intended to keep food and drink stains off our beautiful cherry table, it’s made of mahogany, and I … Read More

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