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Inbetween showing at Brooks Dental Studio

I’m pleased to announce my new show “Inbetween” on display at Brooks Dental Studio in Tacoma, WA.  The work will be up from August through December with an opening on August 16th, 2018 from 5 to 7pm.

 

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printmaking, Wayzgoose

Wayzgoose 2018 – All Around T-Town

I was privileged to create another steamroller print for this year’s wayzgoose festival. The theme this year focused on the various neighborhoods around Tacoma and I choose to illustrate the Dome District. Check out the photos below to see the results:

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Wayzgoose 2017 – Here’s to you Tacoma!

This is the 13th year of the wayzgoose and my 8th year of participating. It was tough to find the time to fit in the carving required for my second steamroller print, but it turned out well and was worth all the hard work! Thanks again to my sister for helping me ink and to Sweat Pea and Jessica for all their efforts in putting this event on year after year! Here are some process shots and of course the final product. 

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Blind Contour, Whiteline, Self-Portraits

I don’t often share student work on my blog, but I’ve been so impressed with the results of this project I felt that it was worth it was worth sharing with a larger audience. In my printmaking course we’ve been exploring the big idea of identity through portraiture. We set the stage by looking at a series of Rembrandt’s self-portraits, a self-portrait woodcut by Kathe Kollwitz, and a contour line portrait by David Hockney. We began our discussion of these images by exploring the question, “How does the way the artist represents themselves tell us about them?”

 This print is the first major project for my students and is designed to help them develop their fine motor skills in carving a continuous line in the linoleum. The white line print also mimics the action of drawing more closely where they are working in the positive, where a mark equals a mark. The technique of blind contour line drawing was chosen to alleviate the pressure of creating a realistic image, allowing them the freedom to take more creative risks.  Below you will see images of my demo and some early prints of their work.

My demos:

My student’s early prints:

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Steak & Potatoes

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