Starting to work on the artwork for the 26 Études project, melding science and art with the Sister City program between Boston and Strasbourg. I’m going to layer interpretations of cellular shapes and organization using blind deboss and emboss on an etching press. More as details develop.
A little teaser for two new prints using circular motifs to depict astronomical concepts. See if you can figure them out, I’ll post updates and explanations when printed.
A few years back, Tim O’Donnell of Pixela Pictura interviewed me at the bow & Arrow Press, talking about printmaking, the reasons to print things, and many other subjects besides. Both of us forgot to do anything with the footage until just recently, but the result is a pretty interesting little philosophical amuse bouche. Please
Completed a new series of mathematically conceptual prints. Called “Proportional Irrational” they display a good number of digits from your favorite three irrational numbers, printed on paper that is proportioned to those numbers. The phi print is, of course, printed on a Golden Rectangle, but the e and pi prints could be said to be
I have several pieces in the printmaking show “Unframed” curated by Joel Janowitz, who by the way does absolutely stunning monotypes. The opening is Friday, June 22 from 6-8pm. More info here (including a shot of one of my pieces): Brookline Arts Center.
Here’s a quick cellphone shot of my new letterpress piece, “The Sounds of English”: The gray line in the middle represents all of the sounds used in the English language as coded through the International Phonetic Alphabet. The top and bottom lines, the title of the piece in the IPA and in English orthography, are
Another fun thing that happened in January, we had a Friday seminar at the Bow & Arrow Press for Open Letters, a publication of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. Ten students and the instructors came out and we put together some lovely prints using lead, linoleum and photopolymer.
Snapshot of the broadside I ran for the founding of the Seamus Heaney suite at the Adams House residence hall at Harvard. Heaney, an Irish poet, was a well-known guest at the House during the 80s and 90s, and his favorite suite is being outfitted in memory of his visits.
Got the new prints up on the Etsy shop. Plenty of other stuff on there, too, but here are the new items (click on the images to go to the shop):
While I was working on “Nominal Chinati” I whipped out some quick runs on the letterpress at the Bow & Arrow just for funsies. These will be posted on my Etsy site as soon as I get good images. One of my favorite wordsmiths, even though he “only” wrote noir mysteries. 8″x 10″, printed in