Many thanks to Karl Kasten who donated several packages of very nice paper to the Monoprint Marathon volunteers. I now have a few sheets of 500 lb. cold press and I wonder if the botanical gardens would be a worthy field trip… Apparently, there is a corpse flower there on the verge of a bloom.
Also, Kala is having a retrospective of Karl Kasten’s work on August 2nd. Tickets and books are available here. It looks like it will be very interesting.
First: Why don’t I make more more monoprints? Why all of this delayed gratification?
Second: Perhaps some experimenting is in order…
Third: I am now going to make a print for every book I have read in the last year. (Perhaps just the good ones…) Graham Greene will be next on my list…
Below, you shall find:
First: the monotype I am donating to the ICASecond: the monoprint titled, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Third: the newest woodcut / drypoint concoction I’ve been working on over the last month called, Backyard; Midland, Texas; 1989
Saturday was spent enjoying the company of other Kala AIRs who, like me, were volunteering for the San Jose ICA’s Monotype Marathon Extravaganza! Twelve sponsored artists spent the entire day monoprinting at Kala with press help from the printmakers. The prints will be sold at auction in July to benefit the Institute.
I haven’t made my contribution yet, but will post as soon as it develops…
Event: Monotype Marathon
Venue: Kala Studio, Berkeley, CA
Date: May 30, 2009
Ambiance: messy inking tables, thick damp stack of Rives BFK