Born and raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota. In the past decade, he has hopped back and forth between the Great Plains and the Pacific Northwest. During those years, he fell in love with making books and now does work in printmaking, papermaking, and bookbinding. He loves art and design books, poetry, and fiction.
Reviews & Recommendations
I can't give this book, and Terrance Hayes, enough praise. He is a master of poetic form as he brings beautiful nuance to old forms, as well as crafting new ones.
In a mild sense, this book changed my life and how I thought about literature and storytelling. There is a wonderful sense of restraint in the writing and how the characters are presented. It speaks so much to the complexity of people and the communities they live in.
A really fascinating book that places Puryear's sculptures and two-dimensional work side-by-side. A great view into his mind in how his drawings become translated into sculpture; or, a rare view into how his drawings and prints fit into his immense body of work.
A wonderful collection of fun and goofy poems that are great to read aloud. Illustrations are fantastic and unique. Awesome book!