Monday, December 10, 2012
Amy's icon is the blue and green picture. It looks like a butterfly, and I think they captured her perfectly. Congratulations on being chosen to participate in the celebration, Amy! And I promise to stop saying, "My wife's in the permanent collection at the Albright-Knox!"
To learn more about this project, please visit http://www.albrightknox.org/about-ak/celebrating-150-years/
Thursday, December 6, 2012
As I mentioned last post, the concept of the drawing was inspired by "Maroon," one of the color poems by voice artist Ken Nordine. My loon here is supposed to be singing a tune to an orange moon. Well, I lost the orange, but I really needed to do something with the block to get some ink on my fingers. It's been a remarkably dry few years, and being in our new home, I knew I needed to get back to work, to blow off the dust, scrape off the rust, and rediscover the passion for printmaking.
This is state #2, the color being a very dark muddy green. The lines on the moon are signifying sound rippling the air (the loon's cry). I agonized over how to make that work, and I can't say I feel successful about it. I wish I'd taken them out. Oh, well, that's printmaking.
Luckily, I only printed six. Pretty sure you won't find them on Etsy. But I'm feeling less rusty, less dusty, and ready to hit the next one out of the park.