The election of 2016 filled me with dread and disappointment.
A kind of rage festered within me for a couple of years until I could no longer contain it and I decided I needed to lash out, in the form of irony and humor, which took shape in four books I completed about our beloved DEARLEADER.
I completed the DearLeader series, just around the the onset of the Great Pandemic of 2020, which proved to be a perfect time for me to reexamine the artwork that I've been producing for almost 50 years.
I began by making one book, which then led to another, and another, and before I knew it, there were several dozen of them that explored various different genres that interested me, including children's books.
The good news is that with every day comes another idea. Sometimes those ideas lead to another book and that makes the journey that much more fun.
DEARLEADERS After enduring over four excruciating years of incredibleness, it is no surprise that our
DearLeader came out with these amazing books. And I had the chance to transcribe and illustrate them.
FOR THE YOUNGER SET This is a small potpourri of what I hope will be an expanding catalog
ART BOOKS Listed below is a collection of books that represent a retrospective of the range of my work dating back almost 50 years.
They include painting, drawings, collages, photos, and other representations that interest me.
ReIMAGININGS When photos are transformed into kaleidoscopic patterns and designs.
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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