A printmaker, in the process of moving, advertised their press for sale. I called the minute I saw the ad and the purchase was confirmed. So, a weekend trip to Cape Cod was planned and I'm now the proud owner of a Conrad etching press. E15 It's a little beauty in pristine condition and she is now sitting in my workspace at the beach. I can't wait to give "Moondance Press" a try.
museum to see the Boston Printmakers' members exhibition - "Look Again". slide show
This regenerative exhibition challenged BP members to create response pieces to one of 42 works from the museums collection. I chose to respond to a print by Ken Kerslake.
The distinctive composition and title of Kerslake's "Sense of Place" inspired me to explore an idea I've often contemplated. If you had two places that you loved, how could you choose one place over the other?
Two locales I call home are distinctly different. One a secluded nest-like sanctuary surrounded by tall oaks. The scent of the woods surrounding you, sounds of birds and wildlife and glorious seasonal transformations. The other with a majestic view of the Atlantic ocean; infinite space, salt air, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets accompanied by an endless soundtrack of surf. When I'm in the woods, I'm thinking about the beach. When I'm at the shore, I'm thinking about the woods.
"Conundrum; Woods or Water?" addresses the dilemma of choosing a favorite.
One of my favorites in the show was this piece printed on Post It Notes.
All in all it was a wonderful weekend and it felt great to break up our routine and get out and about.