Ahhhh aquatint

Lookie!

I’m excited. I just did these.

I want to make more! So I guess I will!

Cool.

Happy winter.
K

PS these are just details.

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Prints about swimming.

Hi!

I’ve been making drypoints and etchings about places I swam this year. There are more in the works… and this is just a little selection of what I have. But I wanted to give you a peek.

Hope your fall is fabulous!

Love,
Katie

PS I was having trouble putting up pictures so these are weirdly cropped details of only a couple prints. So you’ll have to see the prints in person, in a fort like installation. Very soon at a secret gallery location in queens. Check back for details.

ps these prints are pretty small.

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New Books

Hi!

I’m not very bloggy this year, eh!?!

Well, anyways, I finished a couple of books. Here are pictures!

The first one is a west coast palimpsest of drawn, collaged, painted, collected items: a road trip map story, in code. It’s called “weird diary”.

The second, “toolbox”, is a collection of cyanotypes of a wide variety of my tools. By wide I mean wide: wrenches, keys, phone, knives, sponges, nails… with an accompanying poemstory about their sorts of uses. Disconnecting, holding fast, etc.

And I’ve been busy making prints about places I recently swam. And practicing drypoint and etching, which I haven’t done for a good long while. I’ll post some when this series beefs up a little.

Happy impending autumn lovely!

xoK

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Fun Drizzly Art Sunday.

Hi!

I’m working on some blocks to print in multiple colors… Did a bunch of cutting today, in different parts of town. I’ll do some later tonight too. I love it! So much fun!!!

Lino and wood both to make up one print! Yayyyy! I’m excited, obviously.

Might throw some reduction in one of the early layers? Those are the wood blocks. Lino for detail! Bam!

It’s another shipwreck in a bottle. This ones some kind of tanker.

Art is the best.

I’ll post about it more later too.

Have a great week!
K

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Priiiiinting!!!!!

Hey!

Dude I am so excited about woodblock printing! Ahhh! Printmaking is the best!

I had a great day today hand printing little 4 color reduction woodcuts, using a chunk of 2×4 driftwood I found on a beach in Capitola, California. And I started cutting and wirebrushing another 2×4 for a new bigger (long) print.

I took some pictures so I could explain part of my process to one of my best most awesome friends ever so I figured I would put them up here too!

I love hand printing! You could do all of this stuff at home! No press necessary! Yessssss! Studio space is nice though… and pins and tabs (or a hole punch, and a registration block thing. That stuff helps.) But especially if yr working small you don’t really need any of it. Just patience, perseverance, ink, paper, tape, a good spoon, a brayer and something to print. Yay art for everybody!

This print is up in city colleges Cohen Gallery Archives – as part of CCNY Women Make Art, until April 4th. I’ll post the show flier too!

Printing foreverrrrrrr!!!

xoK

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