Good News! Mini #39 will be on exhibition at the
National Association of Women Artists' Gallery
in New York City from February 6 - 28th!
See the Press Release below:
|using this view for a painting - somehow|
|minis in a box|
I enjoyed being in New York, but I'm also happy to be reunited with my feline assistant and back in the studio. Cliche though it is, when I'm not making art, I'm thinking about making art, and one thing I thought about in New York was compartmentalizing. In some ways, it seems like maybe the minis were an attempt to compartmentalize in space, while Tempus Fugit is an attempt to compartmentalize time.
In terms of facing loss that comes with a decision, I was realizing that with the tiny prints, I took a process that could have been economically viable and gradually turned it into something that's totally inefficient. While I enjoy making them and plan to continue, I also need to find a more viable model. So, I started wondering if there's a way I can compartmentalize inefficiency? Are there processes that use efficiently? I remembered that I was extremely efficient when editioning the etching below because I had very limited press time.
|Raven etching from summer 2011|
I started making these wooden tiles, drawing the same image over and over in ballpoint pen, then spray gessoing over them. I'm thinking that by the time I get to the end, I'll be able to draw the image on a metal plate to etch very quickly (after practice, practice, practice). While this piece is incredibly inefficient, from it, I can create a metal plate to edition. I like this idea (though I still need to find etching materials and a press with etching baths, but those are concrete issues.)
I also had some time to think about this one. I decided the green was the right color, but in the wrong place. If it looks "mistier," it's because I sprayed white over the whole thing (twice). EEk! I definitely had to pause for a few moments of "this is either a very good, or very very bad idea," but in keeping with phase 5, I decided that if I ruined it beyond fixing, well, it wouldn't be the first time (or second, or third, or.... ;) )