New Book: Living on the Edge

Just published: Living on the Edge, Black Bird/White Bird at the Cliffs, a new book based on April Vollmer’s recent bird photography.

Book: Living on the Edge

Living on the Edge is a collection of photographs of black and white birds taken along the northern California Pacific shore during the winter of 2020. The white birds are great egrets and snowy egrets, the black birds are crows and ravens. These are all common birds, managing along a thin edge of possibility. They are common because they are so adaptable, living along the cliffs at the edge of the ocean, and at the margins of human activity. They are experts at calculating exactly how much energy to spend avoiding close contact with humans.

Blurb Book Distribution and Preview


Presentation at Mass MOCA

MASS MoCA talk about my woodcut print The Architecture of Desire at SLOW, a Symposium in Praxis & Theory with artists Mary Hood and Melanie Mowinski…so fun to present a talk about the slow development of one of my woodcut prints at this great museum.

Vollmer Mass MOCA presentation
Architecture of Desire presentation at Mass MOCA 2019

artists at Mass MOCA
Melanie Mowinski, April Vollmer and Mary Hood

Full pdf of Architecture of Desire talk

Kentler Flatfile Inventory



Current holdings:

Breathing Out – Mokuhanga with silkscreen, ed. 5/12, 21.5” x 21.5”, 2004, $1000
Cherry – Mokuhanga ed. ?/25, 21.5” x 21.5”, 2005, $1000
Cranefly Mandala – Mokuhanga ed. ?/20, 13.5” x 13.5”, 2005, $400
Secret Flower – Mokuhanga ed. ?/7, 22” x 22”, 2006, $1000
Attractor – Mokuhanga 12/25, 17.5” x 16.5”, 2006, $1200
Delirious Birds and Bees – Mokuhanga, ed. 2/16, 26” x 26”, 2007, $2600
Murca Mosque – Mokuhanga ed. 10/20, 10” x 10”, 2001, $300

Breathing In (red) – Mokuhanga with silkscreen, edition ?/12, 21.5” x 21.5”, 2004, $1000

Attractor- Mokuhanga, 15” x 17”, 2006, $900 (sold to Jacob Israelow, 2014)
Hex- Mokuhanga, 10” x 10”, 2006, $250 (sold to Matthew Szenher, 2013)
Alstromeria (pink)- Woodcut, 15.5” x 15.5”, 2006, $500 (sold to Florence Neal, 2013)