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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

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Hard Ground Technique

 

Done with Soft Ground Technique- materials used to create bug include fabric, mesh, and my own hair

 

 

Thought it would be nice to show some of the work I’ve been creating recently.  Just started an etching class this year and I must say that I’m falling in love with it.  Things I’ve always wanted to put into drawings seem to function much better once I use this technique.  Plus, there’s a whole sketchbook of ideas so that must be a good sign!

I’ve been thinking of new projects I could do in etching and have been obsessed with images of connective tissue slides.  All you printmakers out there- Don’t you think this would be perfect?  I’ll post some images soon of the work in progress.  Usually, I am one who works strictly in black and white.  You can’t beat the contrast and elegance that pure black line creates.  But I suppose it’s time for a breath of fresh air as I step into the realm of colored ink.