In August, I began a series of oils on drypoint with the personal goal of never wasting paint. The palette is an ongoing recombination of leftover colors from previous paintings—so many ways to mix grays. New paint comes in for light and saturated spots. It feels like the linseed version of a sourdough culture.
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.
I haven’t yet had time to dedicate a post to the new press, a fiery orange Takach with a 36″ x 48″ press bed. In the meantime, here’s a little still life with some of the more complex möbius models that are accumulating on the frame. The figure in the foreground is a torus of 12 möbius strips designed by Rick Russ. Behind it, a double möbius with linked circular openings designed by Furquan.