The election of 2016 filled me with dread and disappointment. I vented my rage in the form of four books devoted to our beloved DEARLEADER.
After finishing these books, it occurred to me that I could make more of them. I decided to begin reexamining some of the artwork that I’d been creating over the past 45 years.
One book led to another and before I knew it, I had assembled several dozen of them. They range from books about my drawings and paintings, photography, explorations in abstract patterns and shapes, stage sets, and even a few children’s books.
DEARLEADERS After enduring over four excruciating years of incredibleness, it is no surprise that these four books were all instant best-sellers. And I was in the perfect place to transcribe and illustrate them.
FOR THOSE YOUNG AND OLD
Two children's books, a circus parade, and a childhood memoir, all 5 years of it.
PHOTOGRAPHIC IMPRESSIONS The common features in this series of books are photographs that have been painted, collaged or digitally enhanced.
ART BOOKS Listed below is a collection of books that represent a range of my work, some dating back almost 50 years. They include painting, drawings, collages, photos, and other representations that interest me.
PLACES and INSTALLATIONS This group includes a book including some of my murals, some stage sets, my studio, and an installation.
This suite of books is created from photographs that, after being reorganized, create unexpected kaleidoscopic patterns and designs.
This suite of books feature collages that originate with photographic prints of my paintings that were taken in the predigital era.
PEN AND INKS This suite of books feature collages that originate from copies of some of my pen and ink drawings.
OUR NEW OLD HOUSE Over a 14 month period starting in November, 2020, our house underwent a major redo. It all started with a leak in the ceiling of our well-worn and well-loved 30 year old kitchen, which was in need of some desperate attention.
One thing led to another and before we knew it, we had a brand new kitchen, two new bathrooms, and a new room under our house.
We also drywalled, and repaired the deteriorating plaster walls of two of our upstairs bedrooms and the hallway. These four books document the entire journey.
My younger daughter was born at the end of in 1992
in the age of film. Ten years later everything went digital. This book is dedicated to the extraordinary
This book includes family scenes over that 10 year period. life and memories of David Knowlton.
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