Sunday, May 25, 2008
The image to the left is a view of what my stencils look like on my studio table. The process of monoprinting involves inking a large plexi plate with a thin layer of ink and laying stencils on it where you don't want ink to be transferred. Most people print on paper, but you can also print onto fabric.
This is a close up of the fabric I printed. The orginal color was the dark gold. I printed white, but as you can see, the white turned into a cream color on this fabric.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Another permutation of the Constellation series. I like this column format. I am thinking of hanging a number of these columns together when I exhibit this work.
Dilemma: how to hang work on paper when you don't want to frame it. If anyone reading this has some suggestions, I'd love to hear from you.
The size of this piece is 80" x 30".
Yes, you are looking at more of the work in progress on my Constellation Series. Yes, I have been working on this since the winter. It's been taking me a while to figure out how I want to exhibit this series, but today I hit the studio for the first time in a while and decided to add color to these 30" x 40" sheets. Yes, that is metallic silver paint you are seeing.
Today I also visited "Sticky Vinyl Man" to pick up another load of scraps for our summer program at the ACA. I just like calling him "sticky vinyl man", but his real name is Henry. Thanks, Henry!
Thanks, too, to all my fellow artist bloggers. If it weren't for you guys, I would be much more of a slacker where this blog is concerned. Such pressure!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I usually don't like to take photos on trips because I feel that I miss out on the actual experience of being there. This time, with a digital camera freeing me from the concern of taking photos that I would only find out were awful after spending too much money on the printing, I began to really have fun. Here are a few of the scenes that got me really excited, for political or artistic reasons.