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Last year, I was contacted by SF MOMA to do a special, site specific installation to hang inside of the newly renovated Square Offices in downtown San Francisco.  At first they wanted to know what I had available in inventory, but I had nothing at that moment left to give.  Then, I was told about a special wall they had in mind that had an enormous amount of light and extra high ceilings.  Obviously I was in love, so within 5 days I cut something special and was ready to install!

Here is the result- materials are handcut sketch paper and gold ink.  That’s it!  I was inspired by hanging plants and the landscapes in Oakland, CA in terms of imagery.

 

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It’s been ages since my last post.  But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on some things!  At the beginning of January, I came out to Oakland, CA so that I could start my time as an artist in residence at the Kala Institute in Berkeley!  The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council awarded me a grant that helped me to finally follow one of my passions that I sometimes forget: printmaking.

So, from January to February I will be doing a whole lot of etching (on copper plates) and maybe some screenprinting.  All my extra time will be devoted to prepping for an upcoming Solo Show at 707 Gallery in downtown Pittsburgh and exploring the Bay Area.

 

What have I made so far?  A few prints and many more tests and experiments with paper!  I’ve been printing on sheets of rice paper (not pictured) and different thicknesses and it’s going surprisingly well.  These images shown are my interpretations of my cutouts into two dimensional prints.  Next step is to incorporate papercutting!  There’s a little shop in Japantown in San Francisco that sells all kinds of rice papers and I think that’s where I’ll begin my papercutting experiments.  _DSC0318_DSC0328 _DSC0325_DSC0330 _DSC0331 _DSC0335 _DSC0337 _DSC0341 _DSC0344 _DSC0347 _DSC0348 _DSC0351 _DSC0353 Wood

This past week, I opened a show in Oakland, CA for First Fridays.  It was so much fun and my first exhibit on the West Coast!  I had a bit of help with some of the bigger installation, and for the first time went on scaffolding.  Since I’m a short little lady, I was terrified of being so high off the ground.  But I did it and everything turned out so perfect.  Really, I don’t think I’ve ever had an easier install and it’s all thanks to the awesome, generous people from the gallery.  There’s an espresso bar connected, so I suggest to anyone from the area to stop by!  The show is at Hat Rac Gallery up from June 6- July 25.

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Boys setting up the scaffolding.

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Gold and black cutouts going up on the wall.  Yes, they’re all handcut!

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