thinking out loud

POSTED ON Monday, December 9, 2013 - 08:18

A couple older Rare Earth pieces in Amy Ralston's Studio this past weekend. Yep they are big and they are still available. — with Amy Ralston at Heron Studios 16th Annual Open House & Sale.

Taking these out of storage made me think about framing again. I think that if they were framed I could at least get them shown. I think they would be quite handsome. They are a couple of my largest drawings.

Contact me if you are interested.

rare earth large drawings
POSTED ON Friday, November 29, 2013 - 10:46

I'm planning on making some big art.

Maybe directly painting or maybe wheatpaste. This is the space I'm looking to draw on. Testing some ideas in a SketchUp file.

What would a drawingaday look like this big? Or maybe I should make a whiteboard and draw something different every once in a while?

a drawing on my wall.
POSTED ON Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 20:28

Autumn in the mountains is a technicolor dream.

Recently spent a few days up North in Kingston and took a road trip to Storm King. Two favs one is this wall which I followed across the park. Sometimes straight as an arrow, others serpentine, yet others out of sight.

I want to make some drawings that make me feel like that — bisecting a field.

following Goldsworthy's wall Storm King.
POSTED ON Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 18:29

Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective comprises 105 of LeWitt’s large-scale wall drawings, spanning the artist’s career from 1969 to 2007. These occupy nearly an acre of specially built interior walls that have been installed—per LeWitt’s own specifications—over three stories of a historic mill building situated at the heart of MASS MoCA’s campus.

POSTED ON Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 21:45

I started to make some prototypes for my books that I intend to enter in RiTUAL. an upcoming show in Philadelphia. Cutting a larger sheet of paper down to size, folding it in half, cutting the slit, folding it again.

It's beginning to feel like a ritual.

 

Single-sheet book prototype
POSTED ON Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 12:15

I've been in my studio early the past few days.

I have been very productive and extremely excited about the new work I am making. But yesterday I felt like a spinning top. Bumping into and spinning off of each idea.

Today I decided to move into the day more slowly and deliberately. To quiet myself.

orange made by yellow and magenta
POSTED ON Friday, July 26, 2013 - 21:42

I spent a full 8 hour day in my studio yesterday. I jumped from one project to another hoping to land on using these new tools. These three marking devices are made of felt. I've been thinking of making some like this for some time. My plan was to buy industrial felt or maybe using chalk erasers to build pens and stamping devices or large pens.

Imagine my surprise when making a studio visit with Justin Bursk he pulls out these as a gift for me.

tools, mark-making, felt, pens
POSTED ON Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 17:44

I'm participating in the city wide Philadelphia Open Studio Tours. I hope you'll save the date on your calendar. I'll be showing and selling from my #drawingaday project 2012. I'll also have larger work from 2012 and now my new pieces from 2013.

More info as time goes on.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 16:52

Yesterday I spent a long day in the studio and I revisited a couple of projects and started a new one. This is a drawing I started a bit ago and I wasn't sure where it should go. I began to make more marks and was pretty happy where it was going. But I made a choice which made me come to a screeching halt. I'm not sure if it will be ok or if I trashed the drawing. I'll see next time I head to the studio.

The thing that forced the breaks on is not in the snapshot I posted.

ink drawings layers
POSTED ON Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 09:58

Today I stared these drawings down.

Deciding to make some marks today — i pushed forward. Took out acrylic ink and made some new marks. I must admit that I played it safe by experimenting on only two drawings. One of each tonal fields. I'm happy with the dots created by using the dropper. The ink made little pools that hold a sheen. I'm pleased.

In the studio

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