For a while now I have been working on a collection called Metrophilias—little portraits of humans superimposed on their suburban environments. The idea came about from my love of themes; from observing certain Japanese artists, Hokusai and Hiroshige especially. Their woodblocks, or “pictures of the floating world,” were often in series: Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji, Sixty-nine Stations on the Kiso Highway, etc.The day before yesterday, I wrote two new pieces, which gives me a total of twenty-six—just about enough for a complete collection.
Probably about fifteen of them have been previously published. Here are links to a couple which are available on-line: