Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tsunami Drawing

Amrita Das, The Tsunami in Sri Lanka, 2005, ink on paper, 30 x 22 inches. Via Bellwether Gallery.




This  is a drawing I had seen some time after the Tsunami of 2004.  After viewing all of the recent footage in Japan I still feel that Amrita Das did an amazing job of showing the horrific upheaval of everyday life of all victims of a Tsunami.  Just another indicator of the power of art.  I think that we have a responsibility as artists to document what is going on .

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Polyester Plate for 3rd color...

After I get back from covering A's class today I will print a third color.  This is for a March 30 deadline.  I ganged 4 prints in one.  Will tear down after.  the overall image area is 10" x 15"/ These past few months have really taken a toll on me.  But no time for a break.  I may need to do a few spot colors after.  this checkerboard will overprint in a light tintbase tan.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Eventful Week in St. Louis

Michael Barnes' NIU student's  "seesaw" press was one of the stars at the gathering in St. Louis.  This was a litho press that worked on a pulley system.  Clever and fun.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sketch

Strange accident lithograph...

This print was a throw away proof or perhaps a lucky accident.  Looks like a young artist under fire. My heart hurts for the people from all countries that have been experiencing natural disasters.  Imagine what it would be like if your entire world was turned upside down. Would you keep making art? My sketchbook has always helped me to process the things that are going on in my life.  I'm sure I would need it more than ever if I survived a terrible disaster or lived in the middle of a war zone. Forgive the mushy side but the recent news is taking a toll on me.   

Sunday, March 6, 2011

"Workhorse", lithograph (final printing)

This is the final print (30" x 40") for the "Sleeper Cell" portfolio.  I shipped it to Wisconsin a couple of days ago. You can see some small differences from the stone drawing shown a week ago. Notice the bowling arm in the left hand corner.  Tired and a bit burned out.

"Barbarians at the Gate", lithograph

This is the final print for the DPA "State of the States" portfolio.  I did 6 colors.

Thrift store find...

I love this non-indigenous bowler woman.  Found it for $.99!

Also this classic roll-top miniature desk for $20.