April First Friday was the opening night of my show, “Control.” The show consists of depictions of birth control devices as well as a waiting room. From frantically looking for the parts of my waiting room area to going to the Health Department to ask for birth control pamphlets, it was such a great experience! I cannot wait to expand on this body of work and do more installations.
Every now and then I will do a commission…so I thought I would share a couple in process photos of a print edition I did recently for a Miranda Rights Symposium. I had not done any printmaking in quite sometime. So, I was excited to see what I could figure out. For these prints, I hand carved a linoleum block with text and then hand burnished each print. The next layer was printed from some found textures. The final layer is a collage piece, printed from another block that I also carved. It was a lot of trial and error before I settled on a process that lead to the desired result. In the end the prints were framed and given as a commemorative gift to the guest speakers of the symposium.
It is difficult to concentrate on making work without the support of a creative community. So, I am excited to say that I have a new studio space at The Vacuum Shop Studios! I look forward to learning from these accomplished artists, honing my studio practice, and hopefully making a worth while contribution to my community.
Updates with pictures coming soon!
I am a server and bartender. My job is predominately performing in front of an audience. However, wires get crossed and communication breaks down from time to time. Suddenly I am no longer in character. I am simply a befuddled, awkward mess of a person standing before you, hoping you can see the charm or at least the humor in our current situation. So, I have begun to capture these moments by drawing and painting the feeling of befuddlement as well as the actual words I have said to utter strangers. I look forward to further exploring communication from both sides of the bar.
I will be posting more quality photos soon, but for now I give you a little taste…..
“You’re Problem” and “No Welcome”
I recently took a narrative drawing workshop at Arrowmont taught by Kelli Scott Kelly. It was awesome. I used various materials, like a typewriter.