ponder this...Love's thoughts about Love

ponder this...Love's thoughts about Love
ponder this...Love's thoughts about Love

Friday, November 28, 2014


NEW WORK


Focused on the discovery of 
CAUSE + EFFECT 
through the printmaking techniques of drypoint etching,
embossing, polymer, relief, and the use of aniline and natural dyes.



SOUL AWARENESS

I STAND, UPRIGHT

 HELD WITHIN MY SOUL

discovering the cause + effect

Harvested from my garden, nicotiana solanaceae plants are passed through the etching press. The natural dyes and oils from the plants leave an image on the BFK Rives paper.

The paper is then dyed with kakishibu, the fermented juice of unripe persimmons fruit. 
   Aniline dyes are poured or painted onto the paper.
The excess dyes are washed off and the paper is ready to print.
 Finished print | SOUL AWARENESS


Sunday, October 26, 2014

WITHIN MY HAND + EVERY INCH COUNTS

 
WAH Center 
Williamsburg | Brooklyn NY
Part 1 | October 25 - November 23, 2014
Opening Reception | Saturday, October 25 | 4 - 6 pm

Part 2 | December 6 - January 4, 2014
Opening Reception | Saturday, December 6 | 4 - 6 pm


                                                                      CURATORS
            Claire Gilman, The Drawing Center, Yuko Nii + Rebecca Cuomo, WAH Center





Opening reception | Saturday, October 25
CALM BEFORE THE MASSES


IT MARKS THE SPOT
Planetary by artist Mark Keffer

S 6th Street near Berry Street
Banksy...or not



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Lotus Eater
PALATE TO PLATE
prints and recipes from members of The Boston Printmakers


Newport Art Museum
August 30, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Artist Reception | Friday, September 26 | 5 pm - 7 pm

Hallway leading to the McNair Ilgenfritz Gallery, where the main exhibit is being held.
The Palate to Plate exhibit was designed by the museum's curator, Nancy Whipple Grinnell.
 Rhode Island suspends taxes on fine art.


CLAPBOARD HOUSES

Estate on Corys Lane, Portsmouth | Overlooking the Narragansett Bay
 
Estate on Corys Lane, Portsmouth | Dahlia flowers grow in abundance in the garden. 
Dearborn Street | Newport
Brown & Howard Wharf | Charles Burdick House (left) | Newport
My lodging during my visit to Newport; perfect location and delicious food.
Thames & Pope Street | Gary's Handy Lunch | Newport
Friendly service and tasty, simple food that is priced fairly.
 Ocean Drive | Newport
Brenton Point State Park | Ocean Drive

Friday, September 5, 2014

summer 2014 | fort warren
HOME
is within me
as
MIND


HOME is the expression | representation | embodiment of TRUTH.

This TRUTH is the immediate object of understanding.

Unchangeable and without distortion, beyond time, space, person.

LIVE as the functioning presence of TRUTH.


LOVE and know TRUTH, for its own sake.


Live LIFE as your self-experience; underived and satisfied.
 
  
ponder this: LOVE'S thoughts about LOVE.



Monday, August 4, 2014

drypoint etching DOOR ASK LISTEN
is now part of the permanent collection of


On view at the INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL PRINT EXHIBIT: 2014 ROC
opening ceremony Saturday, August 16, 2014 | 2:30 pm
August 16 - October 26, 2014




Monday, July 14, 2014

a little party with a view
midnight | saturday, july 12
20 jay street

top floor view
BROOKLYN BRIDGE







Monday, June 30, 2014


MY FOUNDATION IS SET IN STONE
exhibitng in
    
LOOK AGAIN: ACM Collection Inspires The Boston Printmakers
 exhibition dates | May 17 - September 6, 2015
opening reception | Sunday, May 17, 2015 | 1:30 - 3:30pm 

Duxbury, MA 


Members of The Boston Printmakers, myself included, are working exclusively with The Art Complex Museum(ACM) on the regenerative exhibition, LOOK AGAIN: ACM Collection inspires The Boston Printmakers, that includes prints from Hiroshige, Hopper, Whistler, Rembrandt, Dürer, Tiepolo, Leighton, Kollwitz and our founder, Türe Bengtz

For this collaborative exhibition, ACM’s contemporary curator, Craig Bloodgood, and collections manager, Maureen Wengler, selected 42 works from their collection for response pieces to be created by members of The Boston Printmakers. 

I chose Kenneth Kerslake’s, A Sense of Place, a photo etching and aquatint that he created in 1977. Below are several statements from Kerslake that greatly inspired and influenced the process for creating my print, MY FOUNDATION IS SET IN STONE. 

Statements from Kenneth Kerslake:

“Printmakers do what all artists do: create images that reflect their world, project their values and interest in the human condition, and imaginatively explore their visions.”

“In printmaking, the materials promote “process” or the development of a thought or feeling as it is challenged by the materials itself.”

“The prime responsibility of the artist is to transform the ordinary, to endow it with the emotion and visual content – to create an image capable of touching other minds and hearts.”

The Process 
I discovered that the The Brooklyn Museum has an artist proof of Kerslake's print, A Sense of Place (shown below), in their print collection. In October 2013 I arranged a viewing appointment with Alison Karasyk, Curatorial Assistant in American And Decorative Arts, and was brought into the museum's Print Study Center to see the actual print.

Alison Karasyk, Curatorial Assistant in American And Decorative Arts in the museum's Print Study Center, removing the print's protective glassine sheet
Inspiration photo of DUMBO/York Street for drypoint etching that is chine collé'd to the center of, My Foundation is Set In Stone.
Detail of carving bridge for the DUMBO plate using the scribe, a tradional etching tool.
All printing plates are created and printed in reverse.
Finished print.
The Japanese dye, Kakishibu, is brushed onto 42"h x 30"w sheets of 300 grams BFK Rives for the embossed border print. The dye becomes darker when exposed to the hot sun. Dried plants are laid on top of the paper to block the sun, creating subtile patterns on the paper.
 Analine dyes are then poured onto the paper and the excess is rinsed off with water.
The finished sheet after being dried and ready to be printed with the embossing plate.
 Inked embossing plate set up on the press.
 Additional artist proofs of print(s):