More Boston shows! An older conceptual installation piece, “Inner Core”, is in the National Prize Show at the Cambridge Art Association next month! It was originally made of painted plywood as seen here. I’m looking into having it remade out of brass, to give it a little more heft and substantiality. More pics as they
Printmaking, conceptual and installation art
Yesterday we had the Art Dropoff Party for the Art on Science: 26 Études project with the Boston-Strasbourg Sister City organization. Here’s a pic of the show-and-tell session: Here are some pics of the printing plates and the finished prints.
I found this particular amalgamation of old and new urban infrastructure last week, I think I may have to vectorize it and put it in the queue with the others for making into plates.
The print of a phosphorescent eukaryotic cell in four colors is starting to come together. Here are some pics of the plates I’m using and some of the tools.
Transparent white printing ink wasn’t working so well, so I tried #3 burnt plate oil as a carrier for the phosphorescent powder. This time, the more liquid nature of the oil accepted more pigment, and I was able to get 60% by weight without affecting the usability. I dare say I could get to 70-80%
The project for 26 Études is slowly coming together, I’m starting the experimentation process for printing with phosphorescent (or glow-in-the-dark) pigments. The latex-based letterpress ink I used in this image was somewhat mediocre when applied to paper, so I’ll be trying No 3 plate oil next. The different concentrations — 5%, 10% and 20% by
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.
On the Mindhue Studio Instagram account @mindhue, I periodically shoot an image straight up and post it as a #zenithgram. Recently I decided to see exactly what kind of variety I’ve shot over the last three years. Instead of using the Instagram square-cropped images, I used the original images as-shot. Below are two compilation videos,
Tomorrow is the day! Starting at 7pm, come listen to interesting music and see my process art drawings that draw upon the concepts of graph theory. Check out the link below to see the process in action: a time-lapse video of fifteen process drawings performed for the New Gallery Concert Series at the Cambridge Art
Yesterday I shipped off the Needlepoint Rivers project to the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, where they will be part of the exhibition Craft Revolution. Here’s an image of the full set, displayed at Bromfield Gallery in 2014.