Friday, January 13, 2017

New Year - Old Business

Like everyone else, I was swept up into the end of the year frenzy of family obligations and festivities. Time in the studio was scarce. With the new year well underway it's high time to finish a pending project so I can start anew.

The deadline for an upcoming group show at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking entitled Vision / Revision is fast approaching. Two prints will be shown side by side; one a re-envisioning of an earlier piece. Playing off of "Offering", a traditionally printed edition, I wanted my re-envisioned piece to be more experimental and decided to create a monoprint collage. 

"Offering" and re-envisioned monoprint under construction.

The new piece is composed of two separate images to be mounted as a single print. Both are photopolymer intaglios; one using Solarplate the other ImagOn film. Similar but distinct processes.


I struggled a bit with an image to compliment the nest image...


... and finally settled on this.


I'm in the process of cutting into and assembling various prints into one hopefully cohesive piece.


I also wanted to add dimensional elements so I experimented with crocheting a nest. After a couple of experiments I decided to go with the one made with finer thread.


I plan on stitching a few grass stalks onto the nest portion but I'm currently at a standstill trying to decide how much layering to do.


I'm not sure if I should include the printed arched cutout of netting or omit it.

I'm so close to finally resolving this that I need to step away before making my final decisions. I think I need to head to the beach for a change of scenery and hopefully come back with fresh eyes.

Sooner or later I'll be able to pull it all together.





1 comment:

  1. Enjoying following your thought and work process. Thanks for sharing this.

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