Thursday, April 30, 2009

new plate

Recently finished this engraving/drypoint, based on a taxidermy specimen of a Carolina Wren I saw in Toronto at the Royal Ontario Museum. I have since made some prints, but Dave took the working camera with him to Singapore, so no new photos until he returns.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Art All Night!

Lawrenceville's Art All Night is tonight! Come participate in a huge art party with over 800 artists, free food, and events at the Red Warehouse on 35th and Smallman Streets. More information here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

chopping block

On his last trip to Singapore, Dave brought me back a stone chop with my name in Roman and Chinese characters so I could sign my prints in style, à la Asian artists.  Note the carving on the top and side (I was born in the Year of the Rat).
Clearly I need some more practice making an even impression before I stamp up any more of my spare echidna linocuts.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New pieces at Group A opening

Pictures of my work in the Group A show, "Eye Candy," that opened last month at the Brew House's Space 101 Gallery. I printed my own engravings of bugs and used collage from beauty and fitness magazines (the first a women's beauty mag, the second a men's muscle mag) to add color and tie the pieces into the show's theme (the impact of mass media on the idea of human beauty).

A shot of Hog-noses, Knotty-horns, and Eyespots:

and the other one, Bluebottles:

The Brew House, where we had the show, is a non-profit organization in a really interesting old building that was once the home of the Duquesne Brewery. There's Space 101 Gallery, artists' studios, and a theatre, which is the home of Pittsburgh's annual Black Sheep Puppet Festival.