Brian D. Tripp

His Head Was Full Of Rocks

Brian D. Tripp

His Head Was Full Of Rocks

Edition Size



Acrylic, Collage, Marker pen


Artist Book


14 × 11 in



$ 4,200.00


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Tufts University

Another passionate and intimate look into the universe of beloved Karuk artist, singer, poet, activist, and dancer, Brian D. Tripp (AKA BDT). As with many of his assembling books, BDT swings from the resonance of the micro – his constant personal inner dialogs (often concerning his obsession with rock collecting) with the macro – his Karuk culture and history. His oblique and often blurred multiple personalities narrate the iconographic landscapes of Karuk territory from numerous perspectives reflected by the myriad transparent and opaque papers, media, and page sizes, and the multi-layered collaging that this wonderful book employs. A monumental “‘Shleesh’ (cock/penis/male genitalia) on a leash” provides a last-minute/final page alternative re-interpretation of the book’s title.