I made this no smoking sign for a good friend who’s got a gallery in which someone lit a cigarette once. Why would they do that? In a gallery? Why? That is clearly a bad idea. This sign will be good for other contexts too though. This sign that’s also a reduction linocut. Yay!
If you want one you can buy it through academic gallery, or from me directly.
I haven’t made a sign for a while and I’m excited to make some more. It’s really fun. I made some signs with woodcut for a show I had a couple of years ago… it feels good to continue that. This one’s got some lovely translucent ink, it kind of whispers and yells at once. I really like that stuff.
Fun! Art! Fun!
Take care of yourself out there in the world.
I’m working on a fun woodcut and wanted to show you some process stuff.
This is of Timothy Lake, in which I spent a few days this last summer, and I’m using wood I found in lake eerie (and other wood). Lake print! Oosh I’m excited.
Here’s what’s happening so far…
Ok back to the cutting wood and rocking out thing. Have a great week!
“We can’t buy more time, cuz time won’t accept out money.” -bad religion
I’m getting on a cross country train tomorrow, headed for Portland, Oregon.
I’ll be there all summer and am coming back to New York to teach fall term. I am super excited to get a chance to do more art! I’ve got some great projects cooking that I just haven’t had time to work on.
It’s kind of like a residency. But with friends I have already known for many years.
I’ll go swimming and camping too, and update this as much as I can.
Here’s a picture of the sketchbook I made for the trip.
I’ll be in touch soon. You can follow my 3 day train trip from NYC to Portland on Instagram… katie.simpson.spain, you’ll find it.
New sketchbook, fun!
So, as usual I’m printing in my time between jobs. I have too many jobs. But I get to print sometimes so it’s ok.
Here are some sweet shots of the drying rack last time I printed… Gimme a couple days and I’ll fill that thing back up again, fast!
Hope spring is treating you nicely wherever you are.
I’m working on a reduction linocut of memories of a beach I like in my hometown, Santa Cruz ca.
I’ll finish printing early next week… Put the 2nd (ish… It’s hodgepodge rainbow roll gradient fun) color today. Gotta cut up the block again. Yay!!!
Here’s a sneak peak!
Also a picture of ink because ink is wonderful.
Take good care, out there.
I’m excited. I just did these.
I want to make more! So I guess I will!
PS these are just details.
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!
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.