Monday, December 27, 2010

Prep work

I don't have any new prints to show, but I have been working hard on some new pieces, welding infrastructure and carving, getting new screens stretched and buying fabric.




Monday, December 20, 2010

Last Demo of the Semester: Litho

Brian and I finished up our print survey class with the hardest of the media: lithography. It was barbaric: students had to grain the stones themselves with the levigators and carburundum grit, a lengthy process which left a few so beat that they didn't have much left to put into the actual drawings on the stone. Brian was lead on the litho assignment, so I took over the secondary processes. During the printing process, I showed a quick and dirty chine colle using UHU gluestick (it's acid free). Because we required two of their final prints to be experimental in some way, I also showed them how to do an easy butcher paper stencil screenprint over the lithographs.

Litho Demo Print

Litho Demo Print

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


The mustiness evokes memories, unbidden and inevitable. But memory evoked can be both pleasurable and painful, and she recalls the closet stuffed with winter blankets, the cramped attic, the small spaces of a house. The memories evoked are of space that is small and cramped, a space that perhaps one could have fit into when young during a game of hide and seek but is now much too small to accommodate the adult frame of the viewer. It is perhaps of a linen closet in a relative’s house, or the tiny fragmented space under the stairs.


"No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shudder ran through my whole body, and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening to me," he wrote. "An exquisite pleasure had invaded my senses...with no suggestion of its origin...
"Suddenly the memory revealed itself. The taste was of a little piece of madeleine which on Sunday Aunt Leonie used to give me, dipping it first in her own cup of tea....Immediately the old gray house on the street, where her room was, rose up like a stage set...and the entire town, with its people and houses, gardens, church, and surroundings, taking shape and solidity, sprang into being from my cup of tea."


Monday, December 13, 2010


A whole bunch of art jams from being bored in class.
the nose


comic jam

comic jam

THese are by Justin Schaefer, myself, and Chris Whose-Last-Name-I-Can't-Recall. We are very productive students.


I've been working on some very large prints for my upcoming thesis exhibition (opening May 22nd!) and so haven't been making so many impressive weekly prints. Nonetheless, I'm still working!

As part of the lithograph assignment we gave our class we asked for two experimental multi-media prints. I gave the class a quick butcher paper stencil screenprint demo (which took about 10 minutes total) to give them an option that was fast and easy for one of their multi media prints. I pulled the screenprints onto a lithograph first, and then while cleaning up pulled the last of the ink onto my sketchbook.