All drawings and text by imaginary Peacekeeper boyfriend. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper i  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  I held it in my hand, a former bump in the road....The eye hollows were so deep and unsettling that eventually I gave it new eyes as a distraction. I thought that you would appreciate the humour. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper i | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: I held it in my hand, a former bump in the road....The eye hollows were so deep and unsettling that eventually I gave it new eyes as a distraction. I thought that you would appreciate the humour. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper iii  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  There aren't any Saints here. Just Martyrs. I think if St. George had bigger eyes he would have seen more dragons. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper iii | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: There aren't any Saints here. Just Martyrs. I think if St. George had bigger eyes he would have seen more dragons. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper iv  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  I started picking out tiny pieces of bone almost indistinguishable from the granules of sand and - trusting my hand over my mouth - began to count the shards not up but down. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper iv | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: I started picking out tiny pieces of bone almost indistinguishable from the granules of sand and - trusting my hand over my mouth - began to count the shards not up but down. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper v  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  I found a condom under my new mattress, well, the extremely worn-out new-to-me mattress. It was a tease in a pristine electric blue wrapper that made it look like candy. Getting over the initial disappointment I though of you and that Bruegel painting of the Garden of Eden...

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper v | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: I found a condom under my new mattress, well, the extremely worn-out new-to-me mattress. It was a tease in a pristine electric blue wrapper that made it look like candy. Getting over the initial disappointment I though of you and that Bruegel painting of the Garden of Eden...

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper ii  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  I've seen my first giraffe - I followed the form of the neck, imagined sliding my finger all along the curve, slowly up and then quickly down. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper ii | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: I've seen my first giraffe - I followed the form of the neck, imagined sliding my finger all along the curve, slowly up and then quickly down. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper vi  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  It actually wasn't one gun but three, or at least I think there were three. They were hidden in some abstract network of brush-strokes, something resembling early Jean-Paul Riopelle. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper vi | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: It actually wasn't one gun but three, or at least I think there were three. They were hidden in some abstract network of brush-strokes, something resembling early Jean-Paul Riopelle. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper vii  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  And then, in a panic over some truly abstract menace - one utterly formless - I fired and killed one of my compatriots who happened to be skimming an Edward Hopper monograph. I've been trying to paint the result of that violence ever since. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper vii | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: And then, in a panic over some truly abstract menace - one utterly formless - I fired and killed one of my compatriots who happened to be skimming an Edward Hopper monograph. I've been trying to paint the result of that violence ever since. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper viii  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  Based on the success of my plein origami (having run out of passport pages) I am continuing my newfound love of bestial sculpture in soap. I made a tiger but it made me homesick and so I gave it a second head resembling our dog, so now it is a tiger and a german shepherd. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper viii | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: Based on the success of my plein origami (having run out of passport pages) I am continuing my newfound love of bestial sculpture in soap. I made a tiger but it made me homesick and so I gave it a second head resembling our dog, so now it is a tiger and a german shepherd. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper ix  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  They burn everything here - cigarette pack labels have taken on a more global kind of self consciousness, like memento mori on the scale of  not individual but human tragedy. Death seeps through the stone cracks and embeds itself in pulp and plastic. Nothing is beyond corruptible. This explains my desire to start smoking, and I think that you should too. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper ix | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: They burn everything here - cigarette pack labels have taken on a more global kind of self consciousness, like memento mori on the scale of  not individual but human tragedy. Death seeps through the stone cracks and embeds itself in pulp and plastic. Nothing is beyond corruptible. This explains my desire to start smoking, and I think that you should too. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper x  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  Pressing them firmly against the upper molars on either side, I tucked the two bear teeth into my own mouth to be physically reminded of humour. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper x | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: Pressing them firmly against the upper molars on either side, I tucked the two bear teeth into my own mouth to be physically reminded of humour. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xi  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  I found that it felt even more empty so I was happy at first when two owl moths took shelter in its newly exposed cavity. The creatures were enormous, but comfortable, and had these eyes that stared at you a violent intensity, like a mad Courbet. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xi | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: I found that it felt even more empty so I was happy at first when two owl moths took shelter in its newly exposed cavity. The creatures were enormous, but comfortable, and had these eyes that stared at you a violent intensity, like a mad Courbet. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xii  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  And as I bounced back and forth, back and forth, like a demented background dancer I was the maiming bodies - I took off this man's right arm and that woman's left eye, reassigning them to new fleshy geographies until I had created entirely new citizens without hierarchy. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xii | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: And as I bounced back and forth, back and forth, like a demented background dancer I was the maiming bodies - I took off this man's right arm and that woman's left eye, reassigning them to new fleshy geographies until I had created entirely new citizens without hierarchy. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xiii  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  I picked you up some sunglasses, one eye is exposed and one is covered. They enable to viewer to see the world through the dual lens of life and death, though when I was wearing them I would alternate every 24 hours: Monday death, Tuesday life, Wednesday death...and then...Monday life, Tuesday death, Wednesday life...

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xiii | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: I picked you up some sunglasses, one eye is exposed and one is covered. They enable to viewer to see the world through the dual lens of life and death, though when I was wearing them I would alternate every 24 hours: Monday death, Tuesday life, Wednesday death...and then...Monday life, Tuesday death, Wednesday life...

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xiv  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  I treated myself to a hotel room (yes, I was alone). I was towel drying off with the news on when I heard that Saddam Hussein had been found. In a hole. It made me appreciate my hotel room all the more. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xiv | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: I treated myself to a hotel room (yes, I was alone). I was towel drying off with the news on when I heard that Saddam Hussein had been found. In a hole. It made me appreciate my hotel room all the more. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xv  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  The real problem was that I wanted it to mean more that it did: to be heavier, to remind me that I have insides that can come out. So I made it a small reliquary not for lamentation but contemplation. It sits by some flowers I picked that are your favourite colour. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xv | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: The real problem was that I wanted it to mean more that it did: to be heavier, to remind me that I have insides that can come out. So I made it a small reliquary not for lamentation but contemplation. It sits by some flowers I picked that are your favourite colour. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xvi  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  I had this keychain carved as a reminder. It is actually a music box with a turning arm.... I would walk the roads and rotate the tiny arm that stuck out like a bone as slowly as possible. It was like buying time and had numerous imaginary implications. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xvi | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: I had this keychain carved as a reminder. It is actually a music box with a turning arm.... I would walk the roads and rotate the tiny arm that stuck out like a bone as slowly as possible. It was like buying time and had numerous imaginary implications. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xvii  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  I don't know how big something has to be in order to be considered a ruin. I don't think that there actually is a hierarchy pertaining to scale, but I think big when I think ruin. I think immovable. I think about historical reverberations from a firmly planted base. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xvii | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: I don't know how big something has to be in order to be considered a ruin. I don't think that there actually is a hierarchy pertaining to scale, but I think big when I think ruin. I think immovable. I think about historical reverberations from a firmly planted base. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xviii  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xviii | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xix  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xix | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xx  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  I found the source of the problem and I cut it out. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xx | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: I found the source of the problem and I cut it out. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xxi  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  This bat has the same nose as you. The ears remind me a little of you as well and so I keep him in my pocket. It is nice to hold on to something. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xxi | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: This bat has the same nose as you. The ears remind me a little of you as well and so I keep him in my pocket. It is nice to hold on to something. 

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xxii  | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN   Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book:  I hate sleeping by myself. Alone with no distractions the intense and constant throbbing of the wound was heightened. The hand, my hand, felt weighted, distant, like it was inflating in order to fill the negative swell of the mattress beside me. It was me and my hand. What followed was a strange dream of a hand on fire, like in those folk stories about the 'hand of glory', the supernatural criminal appendage. I know it's not comforting to hear. Don't worry, I'm keeping it as clean as I can.  

My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper xxii | graphite on paper | 9.5INx12IN 

Excerpt from My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper Book: I hate sleeping by myself. Alone with no distractions the intense and constant throbbing of the wound was heightened. The hand, my hand, felt weighted, distant, like it was inflating in order to fill the negative swell of the mattress beside me. It was me and my hand. What followed was a strange dream of a hand on fire, like in those folk stories about the 'hand of glory', the supernatural criminal appendage. I know it's not comforting to hear. Don't worry, I'm keeping it as clean as I can.