How To Use An Armadillo

JAMES KAUFMANN
How To Use An Armadillo, collage materials and ink on vintage cabinet card photograph, 4.5" x 6", 2006

James Kaufmann is a freelance writer and artist living in Iowa City. He has written for The American Scholar, the New York Times Book Review, Afterimage, Camera Arts, and many other national publications, and is a coauthor of A Pictorial History of The University of Iowa, published in 1988 by The University of Iowa Press. In 1990 he was a Finalist for the Citation for Excellence in Reviewing awarded annually by the National Book Critics Circle. He is also the book editor of Photographer's Forum magazine. He has recently started a Drawing Club at Herbert Hoover Elementary School in Iowa City, and he is guest curator of a show ("Cut and Paste") of 15 collage artists from across North America that will open at TAG Art Gallery in Nashville, TN, in March 2007.

"My blogsite reveals my interest in collage but for the past several months I have focused on drawing. Virtually always on 8 x 8 inch Stonehenge paper, virtually always with Staedtler Fineliner .03 pens. I sometimes add collage materials or acrylic paint to the drawings. The drawings are mainly heads but heads that mainly serve as the frame for different patterns, designs, doodles, and whatever else seems to fit. The interest in using old photographs in collages stems from my longtime interest in photography as a student in my college days and after and my time on the staff of the International Museum of
Photography at George Eastman House in Rochester, NY."

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