|All 14 together!|
Finished all 14 angels and demons! I'm planning to display them vertically, but arranged this way for the photograph, they remind me a little of the Klosterneuburg Altar (which I studied but have never seen in person ...yet ;)).
|Klosterneuburg altar by Nicholas|
of Verdun, ca. 1180
Of course, true to form, once I finished all 14, I decided that they needed just a little something more...another layer of internal framing? So I carved 2 new blocks of ornament for the corners and printed them in gold ink on gray paper...
Now, seeing the photo, I think that the paper is about 3/4 too wide (oy.)
|\with my index finger both for scale and to help the camera focus - |
I added highlights in the eyes using the tip of a needle dipped in ink - fun times
I bound the two books I've been working on
as a student in a pop-up book class at the
Columbia County Art School!
(Now what to fill them with...)
Thinking about algorithms - bookmaking and printmaking are both algorithm (a repeated series of steps with several options structured as "if-thens".)
|Throw back to mini #27 - from the Power in Precision Project|
When I made this, I used digital prints for the
cityscape and figure, but wasn't satisfied with the image
quality of those areas...2 years later, I think I may have
finally solved that issue, haha.
Coincidentally, I made this the week the tiny press came
into my life :)
I'm going to have to think some more about this, because on the one hand, it's complex and requires specialized materials and equipment (so there are lots of stages along the way where I could make costly mistakes - eep). On the other hand, it produced the results I was looking for... (so, to be honest, I've already decided that it's for me and am thinking through the logistics of how to make it work ;).)
|photopolymer prints based on my photographs :)|
|I think my love of Chuck Close|
is coming through in this photopolymer print
|Like the creepy instance of finding the Greek |
coin that matched my work in the Met a few
there were aedicules that match almost exactly
the angel and demon's houses everywhere in the
building including in the stained glass.
In para-art news, I went to "Troy Night Out," in nearby Troy, NY. I was an artist resident at the Contemporary Artist Center in Troy in Summer 2012 and I like the area and enjoy visiting. Little did I know - there's a Tiffany church, St. Paul's in downtown Troy! Almost the entire interior is Tiffany (windows, lights, stencils, architectural ornament!) Seeing it, I had one of those "I'm so excited I might faint" moments.
|this is a picture from wikipedia, |
mine didn't do it justice: