Monday, January 31, 2011

LA Art Show 2011, more prints

In addition to collaborating with Linda Lyke, I also made some mixed media prints on my own and some screenprints. Of all the mediums, screenprinting was the least popular to the crowd, but I think that could be because so many people already know all about it. I've been trying to think of ways to liven it up for next year, but so far I haven't come up with much.

Three color screenprint, image generated from a copper etching. I rather like this one. The first two colors I made by adding powdered graphite to transparent base, giving it a washed monotype effect.

Two color screenprint, image from a photograph. Inexplicably, I could never get this one to print well, but it looked best when I printed it in my sketchbook.



Monday, January 24, 2011

Print Jam at LA Art Show 2011

For the first half of my shift at the LA Art Show, I worked with Linda Lyke. We collaborated on four prints, and this one is my favorite of the four:

It's collagraph, monoprint, and relief.


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Two Camilla

Eternal tunnel

The beach in winter is mostly vacant, but it's still warm enough to walk barefoot through the shallowest ends of the waves. No orange skinned half naked people engaged in rituals on colorful blankets. The tide brings up mundane things that become strange. One day, I find ten separate gloves, none of them a match to each other, coughed up on the sand by the water and left alone.

"He Never Came Back, IV"
Happy birthday to me. Yay.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

LA Art Show, 3rd time

I'll be at the LAPS table demo-ing printmaking techniques all day on Friday during the LA Art Show. Our booth is P90, right across from the big black umbrella sculpture and the pile of shattered china.


Monday, January 17, 2011

"He Never Came Back" III

"He Never Came Back, IV"

I made this piece about 9 months ago from collected printed scraps, but was never really happy with it. In my critique class, it elicited the question, which I treated as rhetorical, "Why are you a printmaker?"

This week I gutted it, changing its shape and infrastructure, and added additional elements to the surface, re-sewing many aspects. It retains its original materials for the most part, and is the fourth in what I had originally intended to be a series of 5 prints, but I think I may leave it at this one.

Materials: Relief print on fabric, welded steel infrastructure, buttons, polymer clay

"He Never Came Back, IV"

Monday, January 10, 2011

Unwitting collaborator, V

Relief printing on found paper, one piece with a torn edge. The found paper had woodcut, graphite, and lithography on it, and I printed over it with a sintra cut. The printshop is vacated for the winter break. It's my favorite time to work, and I'll miss it so when I graduate.





Friday, January 07, 2011

Co-Lab: Xkot vs. Camilla

We saw long necked sphinxes with perfectly shapely tiny breasts at the Getty Center. Later, when we escaped from the rain at Tony's Darts Away, I re-drew the buxom monsters with Xkot who was in town from SLC.

Art Jam: Camilla vs. Xkot



Saturday, January 01, 2011