Sant Khalsa: Prana: Life with Trees

May 16, 2019

Hardcover
178  pages
7.5 x 9.25 inches

ISBN: 978-0-9998452-6-4

$45

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Sant Khalsa is an artist and activist whose projects develop from her impassioned inquiry into the nature of place and complex environmental and societal issues. Her artworks create a contemplative space where one can sense the subtle and profound connections between themselves and the natural world.

The subject of trees has been a focus in Sant Khalsa’s creative work for nearly five decades. Prana: Life with Trees is the first in depth survey of Khalsa’s intimate connection with trees – her explorations, observations, perceptions and interpretations. Her unique perspective is expressed through a style that encompasses the documentary, subjective and conceptual. Her work evokes a meditative calm to what we often experience as a chaotic and conflicted world.

Khalsa is concerned with both the micro and macro aspects of forests: what is seen and unseen; historical, scientific and spiritual; and personal and universal. She is mindful of our symbiotic relationship with trees and forests, grounded in the life-sustaining connection through the breath (exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen). Her beautiful, distinctive and sometime disquieting works express the cycle of life (birth, life, death, and rebirth), the destruction and memory of the forest, as well as the promise of new growth.

The book includes her earliest landscapes (self-portraits and photographs of orange groves); images of trees from her three decades photographing in the Santa Ana Watershed and other locations in the American West; and mixed-media sculptures and installation works inspired by her research on air quality and life-changing experience planting more than a thousand trees in 1992 as part of the reforestation of Holcomb Valley in the San Bernardino Mountains. In her recent color photographs, we witness the fruits of her activism, a healthy, thriving and hopeful forest eco-system.

Sant Khalsa’s artworks are widely exhibited internationally, collected by prestigious museums including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Nevada Museum of Art and Center for Creative Photography in Tucson and published in numerous art books and periodicals. Khalsa is a recipient of prestigious fellowships, awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, California Council for the Humanities and others. She is a Professor of Art, Emerita at California State University, San Bernardino and resides in Joshua Tree.

UC Berkeley Arts + Design Showcase: Issue 03 2019

March 27, 2019

Paperback
160  pages
7.5 x 9.25 inches

ISBN: 978-1-7326992-3-6

$20

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Issue 3 of Made at Berkeley gathers outstanding creative work by UC Berkeley undergraduate students with stunning texts and images on nearly every page. From the visual arts to film to the performing arts, from the literary arts to architectural and industrial design, the book features the achievements of top students in their respective fields. These works demonstrate the discipline of particular art forms—painting, theater, poetry—as well as the vibrant ‘mash-up’ of cross-disciplinary experiment. Described in the voices of the students who made them, the collection exemplifies and advances the innovation and creativity of UC Berkeley.

He Started It!: My Twitter War with Trump

July 24, 2018

Paperback
92 pages
5 x 8 inches
30 Illustrations

ISBN: 978-0-9998452-8-8

$14.95

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In 2013, Donald Trump got involved in his first sustained Twitter War. Unfortunately for Trump, in this endeavor as in so very many others, he was not up to the task. If you’re someone with no discernible sense of humor – someone for whom ridicule is like Kryptonite – a professional comedy writer would not be an ideal opponent with whom to engage. He Started It!: My Twitter War with Trump is the complete record (with commentary) of Donald Trump’s hilarious three-month-long delusion that he was outwitting Danny Zuker. Introduction by Paul Slansky.

A PERCENTAGE OF EACH SALE GOES TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD, RAICES (the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) and the WORLD WILDLIFE FUND

Danny Zuker
When not trolling the leader of the free world, Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) works as a television comedy writer/producer. He’s spent the last nine years as one of the executive producers of Modern Family, and has worked on many shows including Evening Shade, Roseanne, Just Shoot Me, and so many flops.

Paul Slansky
Paul Slansky (@slansky) is the author of The Clothes Have No Emperor: A Chronicle of the American ‘80s and five other books that savagely mock the idiots, hypocrites and demagogues who masquerade as our “leaders.” In the summer of 2016, he created (and continues to curate) www.trumpelthinskin.com, a website dedicated to disrespecting Donald Trump.

Central Park Love Song

May 23, 2018

Wandering Beneath the Heaventrees
by Stephen Wolf

Paperback
240 pages
5.5 x 8.5 inches
25 Illustrations & Maps

ISBN: 978-0-9993153-6-1

$16.99

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[Stephen Wolf’s] “Central Park Love Song: Wandering Beneath the Heaventrees” is an eloquent, evocative ode that encompasses New York history, past and contemporary protagonists, geography and botany so gracefully that reading his book is like, well, a walk in the park.
– Sam Roberts, The New York Times

Central Park Love Song: Wandering beneath the Heaventrees is both an intimate portrait and meticulous research of America’s first great public park and the most visited site in New York City. Beginning with the narrator and his dog wandering the battered but still beautiful park in the late 1970s, readers learn why the park is so large on an island so small, why it grows in the center of Manhattan, and what has been lost to the needs of an ever-changing city. These and other stories weave through the narrative as the reader and narrator discover every cave and cranny of the park’s 843 acres and later see the park in new ways with his children, much as he did with his dog three decades before. In a creative blend of fact and imagination that includes excerpts from novels, poems, essays and songs about Central Park, we visit the park during its construction, the raucous zoo hoax of 1876, and stroll with “Miss Manhattan” –Audrey Munson, model for three statues in the park and a dozen more throughout the city. We’re at Jimmy Walker’s glamorous Casino and the bleak Hooverville nearby, slip through a fence on summer nights to swim in the reservoir—Lake Manhattan to those who love it—and experience the wondrous gift given the park and surrounding city by the legendary hawk Pale Male; finally, we watch the Central Park Conservancy’s miraculous revival of the park over the last twenty years. The book concludes at an imaginary lunch with the narrator, his young daughter, Frederick Law Olmsted and others at work on the map of “The Greensward Plan” that eventually became Central Park.

“This book about an enduring enchantment with place will resonate with all who find in the city’s green heart a special world of their own.”
– Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, author of The Green Metropolis, first president of the Central Park Conservancy, 1980-1996.

“Stephen Wolf loves the city & its green sanctuary as Frank O’Hara did its streets… Everywhere you look there is wonder & beauty & the everyday real people who populate the place. Along the way, wandering beneath the heaventrees, you will most certainly fall in love.”
– Kevin Coval, author of This is Modern Art, editor of The Breakbeat Poets.

Stephen Wolf, PhD – Born in Chicago and with a doctorate from the University of Illinois, Stephen Wolf moved to the Lower East Side in 1977, blocks from where his grandparents once lived. His fiction has appeared in Playboy, Ploughshares, and The Anthology American Families, and his story cycle “Intimate Articles”, was published by Ten Speed Press. He teaches literature and the humanities at Berkeley College in New York City.

UC Berkeley Arts + Design Showcase: Issue 02 2018

May 1, 2018

Paperback
186  pages
7.5 x 9.25 inches

ISBN: 978-0-9998452-3-3

$20

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UC Berkeley Arts + Design: gathers outstanding creative work by UC Berkeley undergraduate students with stunning texts and images on nearly every page. From the visual arts to film to the performing arts, from the literary arts to architectural and industrial design, the UC Berkeley Arts + Design: features the achievements of top students in their respective fields. These works demonstrate the discipline of particular art forms—painting, theater, poetry—as well as the vibrant ‘mash-up’ of cross-disciplinary experiment. Described in the voices of the students who made them, the collection exemplifies and advances the innovation and creativity of UC Berkeley.

Oil Painting Safe Practices, Materials & Supplies: The Essential Guide

May 1, 2018

Written and Illustrated by Kimberly Brooks
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The Essential Guide: Oil Painting Safe Practices Materials & Supplies is a culmination of years researching the best and safest materials for oil painting by artist Kimberly Brooks. Oil painting practices need not be complicated and are often misunderstood and produce unnecessary exposure to toxic chemicals. Simple explanations and lists of mediums, canvas types, paint brands and brushes are accompanied by simple illustrations created by the artist.

Kimberly Brooks is a professional exhibiting artist and award winning teacher who on occasion conducts workshops around the country including at the Otis School of Art and Design and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

Coleen Sterritt

December 5, 2017

Essays by Cooper Johnson, Carole Ann Klonarides, Sue Spaid
240 pages, hardcover, 7.5 X 9.25 inches, 150 illustrations & photographs
ISBN 978-0-9998452-4-0

$55.00

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Griffith Moon is pleased to introduce Coleen Sterritt, a retrospective catalog published in collaboration with the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH). It showcases her work over a forty year period and includes an interview with artist Rochelle Botello and essays by Cooper Johnson, Carole Ann Klonarides, and Sue Spaid.

Sterritt’s hybrid sculpture evokes the interplay between nature, culture, and lived experience. Her source materials are pulled from everyday objects and elements. Plaster, tar, pinecones, fishing line, found furniture, and studio refuse are just some of the components she uses to construct and express her richly evocative formal language. Questioning the diverse possibilities of sculpture in both scale and form, her eccentric, abstract structures present strong polarities possessing a resonance at once familiar and obscure.

Her sculpture and drawings have been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States and in Spain, Kenya, and South Africa. Prominent public and private collections include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, L.A., The Crocker Art Museum, Scripps College Collection, Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, NM, Nestlé USA, and The Capitol Group Companies, Los Angeles, New York, & London.

Named a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in 2016, Sterritt has received other awards and fellowships including: the National Endowment for the Arts (1986), the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (1994), Art Matters, Inc. (1994), the J.Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts /California Community Foundation (1996) and the COLA (City of Los Angeles) Individual Artist Fellowship in 2007.

Her teaching career began in 1983 and has included noted positions at California State University, Fullerton; Otis College of Art & Design; and The Claremont Graduate University. Since 1998 she has been a professor and faculty coordinator of the sculpture program at Long Beach City College.

Sterritt was born in Morris, Illinois and grew up in Chicago. She received a BFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1976 and a MFA from Otis Art Institute (now Otis College of Art & Design), Los Angeles in 1979

 

SisterWriterEaters, Edited by Claire LaZebnik and Ann Brown

April 16, 2017

268 pages,
Hardcover, 9.5 X 6.25 in.
44 Photos and Illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9981686-8-5
$35.00

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —

Hilarious and heartbreaking essays about love, life, families, and food, accompanied by recipes and written by a curated group of kick ass women. To be released just in time for Mother’s Day. Edited by Claire LaZebnik (author of Things I Should Have Known and Overcoming Autism) and Ann Brown (Dr. Strangemom). Contributors include Merrill Markoe (It’s My F-ing Birthday), Jeb Sharp (PRI’s The World), Carolyn Omine (The Simpsons) and Liza Donnelly (The New Yorker).

Recipes include:, Savory Bitch Ramen, Saffron Hot Chocolate and Roasted Opossum and Chicken Soup A La Bachelor.  Accompanying stories make them come alive– A playwright shares  “Warm Cinnamon Rolls for the Broken-Hearted”  that consoled her the night her boyfriend brought home another woman; a wife describes an elaborate meal bartered for forgiveness after she adopts a dog without her husband’s permission.

Writers, illustrators, performers and poets share their stories, memories, struggles, embarrassing moments–and favorite recipes. “SisterWriterEaters is the literary equivalent of a heart-to-heart over a warm slice of coffee cake,” says LaZebnik.   Adds Brown, “We’re human, and we’re hungry.”  SisterWriterEaters is published by Griffith Moon.

Press Contact: Talitha Hillman  press@griffithmoon.com

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Daniel Maidman: Nudes

March 1, 2017

Essays by Max Ritvo and Vincent Desiderio
7.5 x 9.25 in. Hardcover
120 pages, 80 illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9981686-3-0
$39.95

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Daniel Maidman is one of the foremost masters of figure drawing in America. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Maidman has spent several decades grappling with the challenges and opportunities of life drawing. The resulting body of work – deft, ripe depictions of the human body in all its shapes and actions – has developed an avid following amongst artists and admirers alike. Griffith Moon Publishing’s “Daniel Maidman: Nudes” celebrates Maidman’s drawing oeuvre, selecting 80 recent pieces to provide an in-depth look at his powerful vision of the beauty and pathos of the human condition.

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Samantha Fields: Ten Years

February 2, 2017

Essay by Eve Wood
110 pages, hardcover, 7.5 X 9.25 inches, 80 illustrations & photographs
ISBN 978-0-9981686-9-2
$39.95

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Griffith Moon is pleased to introduce Samantha Fields. This book, a collaboration between Griffith Moon and Lancaster Museum of Art and History, will showcase Fields’ painting work, along with an essay by Eve Wood. In her work, Fields explores the experiential nature of light through painting – immersing the viewer in the ever-shifting mood of a specific time and place. Her subject matter includes landscapes consumed by disaster both natural and manmade. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, ArtWeek, Art in America, Artillery, Art ltd.,The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.




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