Weathered Reports: Trump Surrogate Quotes From the Underground is a collaboration between author Mark Blickley fine arts photographer Amy Bassin. The series features quotes from history's most tyrannical men to Amy's funereal sculptural portraits to produce Trump surrogates from Genghis Khan to Charles Manson. Each quote (report) echoes a distinct Trumpian thought, issued forth from the weathered patinas of outdoor cemetery sculptures.


Amy Bassin and Blickley collaborate on text based art collaborations and videos. Their text based art collaboration, Dream Streams, was featured as an art installation at the 5th Annual NYC Poetry Festival held at Governors Island. They have published numerous excerpts from this series, including in Columbia Journal of Literature and Art. Their video, Speaking In Bootongue, was recently selected for the London Experimental Film Festival.