A busy week in Artlandia...
I finished the third and final new piece to submit to the Zea Mays flat file , then photographed, filled out the paperwork and shipped them to arrive just in time (thumbs up!)
|T. Klacsmann, "Pride," mixed media collage, 30 x 22," 2017|
|Stoked how well the Superbia cigarette box turned out - it was weird after designing, printing, assembling|
this to crush it to make it into "more naturalistic garbage," also, making the faux cigarettes and burning the tips, haha.
I also re-photographed "Greed":
|T. Klacsmann, "Greed," mixed media collage, 30 x 22," 2017|
That was three big pieces in about 8 days (they mailed January 5th, and 2 of them are dated 2017, haha) so by the time I put everything in the post, I was about ready to collapse and spent a lot of the next day or two sleeping. Then it was time to clean - not surprisingly, the studio was a huge mess after the whirlwind of activity.
Gothic Tree, which I like very much, but I feel like I haven't quite reached the life-scale I was picturing.
So...I started, carved, and proofed a new 12 x 18" block. This was a little atypical for me in that I free drew it directly on the block and went for it. There is no preparatory drawing and no specific source, (though I've photographed tree parts in the conservation area numerous times.) Since it's not the first (or second, or third ;) ) time I've tried carving a tree, I decided I was ready, and it went surprisingly quickly.
|block with kitty paw for scale.|
|12 x 18" block|
|close up of block|