For several years I was the main designer for a Cleveland-based rubber art stamp company (hi Ginny!). It was a great freelance gig while it lasted. They allowed me a lot of latitude to experiment and I took advantage of it, doing original pen and ink work along with collaging 19th century public domain art in fun ways. The market for pen and ink isn’t exactly robust, so I miss this.

Tunnel of Love


Cuyahoga Community College had a large collection of archival photography, and they wanted to put together a traveling exhibit of photos paired with artwork inspired by them. The photo I used was of this man sitting on a stool. The rest I built around him, based on the first lines of the Bruce Springsteen song, “Tunnel of Love”:

Fat man sitting on a little stool, takes the money from my hand while his eyes take a walk all over you.