So Lady Luck has paid me a visit… and, after an uncomfortably long period of unemployment I have landed a job. Not what I wanted but it is what it is and I can pay my bills and such now. Unfortunately, the Lady gives and the Lady takes and with the job comes a loss of time to make art. I have great hopes that eventually I will find a way to pursue this practice that I have so newly discovered and come to love, but I fear it may be a while before a get a handle on my new hours.
Until then, I have posted some (most) of the few images I was able to make before this most recent turn of fate. I hope you enjoy!
Here are the last monotypes I managed to dash off before the class concluded. The first is shown with it’s ghost. The ghost for the second was destroyed in the making.
Today was the end of my printing class and I’m going to be without the studio for the next month (at least). I’m not sure exactly how I’m going to fill this void until the next session begins… My only thought is to try to find a way to do some relief prints by hand in my small (and, at the moment, crowded) domicile.
I found the work of the Tugboat Printshop (in the previous post) quite inspiring and think that I may try to spend my free time chiseling away at a slab of wood… not too sure what I can accomplish in the next few weeks but looking forward to trying. I doubt I’ll be able to match the intricacy of the work shown below. I have only done a few relief cuts on linoleum in the past and so I have no idea how this may relate to working on wood. However, I do believe that whatever I try it will be on a larger scale than most of my previous prints.
Anyway, I’ll be sure to keep updating here to show what comes of this next month’s work.
Pittsburg based Tugboat Printshop is releasing their biggest hand-crafted print yet, appropriately entitled Moon
Incredible skill and detail in this… can’t wait to see the final print!
This is the final state of my 3rd etching project (Ants). I printed this (and another) this morning. In the other version the plate at the top in this photo is at the bottom. I thought this arrangement was best of the two.
Another monotype and ghost, done this afternoon… learning to love monotyping!
This is one of the monotypes I did today and its ghost.
Just a peak at the print studio at OWU where I’m currently auditing… an excellent facility.
These are a couple of monotypes I did today… new process for me.