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Lately I’ve been experimenting with some new ideas.  Well really, these are ideas that have been brewing in my brain for some time and need to just get out.  So, here they are, out in the open, and looking for a direction to go in.  These little triangle guys are a particular favorite of mine but I’m not sure where I want it to go.  I’ve covered them in wax, burnt them and here they are dyed with ink.  I’ve dyed them with turmeric which I love, but I’m not sure if I like the wax.  They look so much more delicate and like coral which is the inspiration.  _DSC0643

I’m doing a show at Hat Rac Gallery in Oakland in a bit and am thinking of doing an installation with these little guys.  They won’t be little, of course.  They have this great front window that has so much space and light that I have to go crazy with whatever I put there.  Looks like a lot of cutting in the future… _DSC0645 _DSC0650This little white situation here is a kind of collage.  It’s a rice paper cutout on top of BFK paper.  I like keeping the pencil lines in there.  Even though I won’t be using this piece for anything, I just wanted to try it out.  I would love to be able to use a press to roll it through and make an even, clean pressing.

 

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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!

Found these amazing drawings by an artist by the name of Ben Tour.  This is the exact style I wish I could paint faces in…  better keep practicing.  Love how loose and yet detailed each one is. 

Ones with color are done in ink.  Check out Ben’s site: The Tour Show

Photos all sourced from The Tour Show