Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Another fatality...

I finished another print in my "Fatale" series on Thursday. Here's an image of the finished print. The medium is screen-printing, and I really feel like I'm starting to get some sort of handle on the medium.

Friday, November 12, 2010



Lately I've been feeling incredibly frustrated with art school. Part of it has to do with my program, I'm sure; I feel a little constricted by the printmaking media, and it seems like I don't have enough room to run with my ideas as I'm spending too much time trying to work out how to go about actually making the prints. Also, two of my violin strings broke on Wednesday, which is great cause for sadness. I still haven't gone out to get new ones.
With respect to all things artistic, I'm currently in the process of planning out a few paintings, which I really hope I can get around to doing. I've started the process of preparing my next lithograph for printing. Today the first layer was drawn onto the stone and I did the first etch. I also did some screen printing today. That's what I'll be showing here.

This is a print of a photograph I took and photoshopped to turn it into a halftone. Have a good weekend, folks!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Lithographs done

Hello again! This has been a fairly productive week, apparently. I finished this print on Thursday night. The results were very consistent, and I'm very happy with the way they turned out. This image is the artist proof, and the edition is made up of 6 lithographs.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A walk in the park... or the financial district

Earlier today, I ventured downtown, into the financial district with a little packet of prints in my backpack, eager to prove a point. My goal was to distribute at least three prints, and to see what value the fancy suits and ties would place upon the work of a student artist. As it turns out, not much.
Few people would even spare the time to talk to me, let alone have anything they were willing to part with in return for a piece of original artwork. One man, cornered while ordering a hot dog, said he wouldn't take it because he didn't like it. Another, after sparing me around a minute of his valuable time, wouldn't even take the print when it was offered to him for the expense of his time. One woman returned the print as payment for the print.
I found it interesting how even when there was no price tag, and the individuals themselves could determine what they would give in return, many of the people I encountered couldn't come up with anything. They were even reluctant to take the print. Perhaps they thought it was a trick.
For my efforts, I received a lighter and a pamphlet, the pamphlet being from a girl who was handing out environmental information and looking for donations.

These are the prints that were being distributed. It's a representation of Michelangelo's Pièta, executed in screen print, and placing the focus upon Jesus lying in Mary's lap. While it was rather disheartening to receive such poor feedback and have such sparse participation, it does play into my project quite perfectly.
We have a couple more trials to put Pièta through before Monday, so wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

So here we are again. Somehow it went and decided it was going to be November already. This morning I awoke, and upon looking out my window, found there to be frost on the roof. Good lord.
And of course, with November come looming deadlines, approaching exams and studio projects, and a general insane flurry of activity. Yes ladies and gentlemen, it's crunch time once again. Regretfully, I have very little finished work to show off at the present; everything currently exists in a middle stage, or as sketches. I do, however, have some prints of the Pièta at a reasonable stage of completion. That's the part where I get your hopes up. Now i dash them. There are no photos of the prints as of yet.
I do have some preliminary stages of Andy Warhol and David Bowie to show at the moment. These are just the first layers; they'll be getting plenty more ink in the near future. never fear.

Please note that the lighting isn't super. I really ought to scan these images rather than photograph them. The ground should actually be a quite brilliant white.