The Artist's Residency at Bishop's Lodge has begun. I will be working in the studio until the end of September.
The process of translating a watercolor sketch into a multi-layered woodblock, though time consuming, is a journey of color, shapes and memories
There is a story to a book that many never know. A number of the papers we use were handmade by craftsmen in Japan. Combined, these assorted works of craftsmanship add to the story of an editioned book.
The craft of Japanese printmaking spread to Europe in the19th century, flourishing in Vienna and Munich with the German Expressionist Movement. Arthur Wesley Dow brought the craft to North America in 1895 and influenced generations of artists with his teachings. Today, the process continues to evolve and assimilate into modern practices.
Hand prints are any images printed by hand instead of an automated or machine printing press. The beauty of hand prints are the variables in inking resulting from the hand application of the ink.
There is something wonderful about building a vague idea and transforming into a tactile medium.
Artistically, we find a great deal that is surreal and open to interpretation about Chaco Canyon, its controversial past, its emptiness filled with color, its dry echoes. A vibrational feast of impressions.
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Printing "Bishop's Chapel"
Read the blog posts about printing the large woodblock for Bishop's Lodge and the numerous layers required to develop the image. About Bishop's Chapel"