From the end of May to the beginning of June, I enjoyed working at Northern Print in Newcastle upon Tyne. The studio, with a full suite of printmaking facilities awards a residency prize at each Biennale. I was fulfilling 2014’s prize and was lucky to overlap with 2016’s awardee Lisa Andrén. Above, testing three copper plates at 100% black for the newest edition. Below, the ferric chloride corner:
Powdered pigment for ink mixing:
Aquatinted plates, clean and ready:
A caged proof:
Finding the time:
Fascinators from the first quarter of 2017
Processing images for the show in Rockport this month, I captured these screen shots from several scans of the new wheel sets – a little digital “I Spy.”
I’ve been making ceramic Möbius strips to use as models for a new portrait series and these 3D “sketches” are starting to accumulate in the studio. With each iteration, I learn more about the form and discover ways in which it can be elaborated. Above: the “sketchbucket,” which casts a continuum of gestural shadows throughout the day and below: some individual portraits.
Six more weeks in the Greenwich Rd. studio. It has been almost a year of watching the robins forage the lawn and the glow of southern light. More than 100 editioned prints have rolled off this press in the last year.
A new set of Carolina Color Wheels on white and on navy. This group is 44″ x 44″ when arranged in a square.