Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Upcoming Show

 A major show of the Map will open at the Dennos Museum at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, Michigan on June 15, 2023. Mounting of the exhibit will begin on May 22, and the public will be invited to participate. Check the Museum website for more details.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Daily postings


Every day that I am in the studio I post a Map section (16 contiguous panels) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and, when it lets me, Pinterest. I hope that you will follow me!

Friday, December 9, 2022

The Arte interview

 Here's a link to the French version of my interview with David Caillon of Arte:


Friday, November 11, 2022

Fill in the blanks


Remember those cute little Map Tiles? Or maybe you never saw any. Anyway, I am going to start sending out blank grids with every order. The grid shows where each 2 by 2.5 inch tile goes to constitute part of that Section of the Map. I'll start with Section H.VIII which, despite its name, is at the very center of the Map. I'll probably add a new section every month or so.

The Prague show ended last weekend, the same weekend I turned 80, Milestones! The Traverse City show, I just learned today, will open in June, 2023. Save the month!

Spencer, my videographer neighbor, has agreed to shoot short videos of me as I work on the Map. I'll explain what I am doing, and we will post these on the internet. That, I think, is the simplest way of explaining some of the principles, rules, and instructions that govern the Map. I hope that you'll watch!


Monday, September 26, 2022

Map Notes


Here's a copy of the letter I have been sending to purchasers of Map panels:

Notes on Jerry's Map: September 6, 2022

Thanks very much for buying this panel of Jerry's Map! I depend on these sales to be small

reaffirmations of the creative path I have been on all my adult life.

Much of what you receive when you buy an “original” is the inkjet copy of the previous iteration

of that panel with varying amounts of fresh work- either in paint or collage- superimposed on the

copy. I have always attempted to print in archival ink, but I have noticed that old panels are

sometimes faded. So, please try to be protective when displaying panels to ultraviolet light.

I consider that the sale of a panel constitutes the final phase in the creation of the art. The

process is not complete until the work has found a safe home somewhere in the world. Until

then it is just another sheet of paper sitting in a stack in my studio.

Every new purchaser gets a town named after him/her. If you'd rather not have your family

name inscribed on the Map or would rather I used another name please let me know. And, if you

don't live in the U.S., please send me your address so that I can notify you when your name has

been used. Stone is currently number two on the wait-list of names.

It's my dream that one day, probably long after I am dead, that these panels will get

reassembled to create a giant Map in some museum or other large public venue. I told one

museum director of this fantasy, and he told me that it would never happen, that museums

already had too difficult a time borrowing each other's works. But....who knows? Maybe a new

age of co-operation and goodwill will prevail, and there will be a great coming together!

You can help preserve my work by buying more Map items and by encouraging your friends to

collect them, too. All proceeds from the sale of these things go back directly into the project and

will help pay for supplies and for the valuable work of my part-time assistant, Bret, who scans,

copies, and archives the work.

A large section of the Map ( 1327 panels or 34% of the total) is being shown at DOX, the

contemporary art museum in Prague. The show opened June 4 and will run until November.

Another, even larger, exhibit is planned for the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City for the

summer of 2023.

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