So, you notice I haven’t talked about making art much lately. The other parts of life are so big sometimes.
But of course I have been making art. That’s the point, right, the whole point. Yes.
I work some nights helping out students at City College in the print shop… Every week I go talk with these awesome people about printmaking and we work together and troubleshoot answers to their print troubles. It is wonderful. It makes my life glow! My trajectory is heading in the right direction and I am so lucky to be where I am.
Also I get to print while I’m there!!! Though its so few hours each week I’m slow, I’m still getting some good work in. First a spirit animal chimera (that month a few people and I were acting like snakes and wolves, yikes, art made it more real and I got to move through it thank goodness), and now I’m printing a new 2×4 landscape. This one is darker than the others. Starlit even. I love it so much!!!! Oh I love it! Art is my favorite.
Theres something so satisfying about hand printing these cut and wire brushed 2×4 boards, cutting them again and printing them again. i like to use 2 boards. I burnish (squish the ink on) with a pretty bamboo spoon, and print on okawara paper if I can afford it. 4 pretty transparent colors usually. It’s wonderful. Best thing since sliced bread. I’d hoped to finish tonight, but there was so much action in the shop and I’m bone tired… So I am all ready to finish next week. I’ll update then. I’ll have started a couple of collaborative prints with superstar artist Melissa Walker by then as well, so I may have more to show too. Or soon.
Here are a few pictures of my 2×4 landscape print progress. Dude, seriously, I am pretty darn excited about the palette and the prints so far. Mmmm I just added some milori blue tonight (not straight, silly). So dreamy. Just one last color, on the hills. Dark dark greenblue transparency and trees. Sweet evergreens from my heart.
You can see this print in person, as part of City’s Printmaking Show at Compton Goethals Gallery (1st floor of Compton Goethals, CCNY, 109 Convent, NYC) up through December 13th!
Art forever, dears, art forever!
PS Yes of course with the music lifeboat still… This week it’s The Modern Lovers self titled 1972 album. It’s so good! Most of it. Oh music! Swoon.