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In the studio : Tilting the table

I'm working on a commission that is based on my soundings drawings. The new form factor of mounted paper on cradle boards required a different set up. For many drawings I may draw on the wall. For ink drawings I usually draw on a flat surface. I have to reach across a distance and an incline can usually help. Using dip pens or droppers means the positioning of the pen holds the ink in place. 

In the studio : hanging hardware for being in the woods

Magnets and vinyl washers with monofilament. That's the way I expect to hang my drawings in being in the woods. This afternoon over lunch I sketched the possibilities for hanging drawings in my upcoming show.

There are many issues to consider. Keeping the drawing taut, keeping the method for hanging as invisable as possible and maintaining an immovable space. Time to make some prototypes to test results. I happen to have all the components to build a test installation in my studio. Fabrication time.

Planning, Being in the Woods

In June I will be showing my work with Brain David Dennis. This week we met for the second time to plot out our show at ARTSPACE1241. Our exhibition will be a conversation with my two dimensional work ( drawings on Yupo synthetic paper ) and his three dimensional work. The first site drawing was made in our planning meeting. We discussed lighting, installation, and viewer experience.

In the studio : green warp

Started a new series of green drawings this week. Trying to feel out some marks and rhythms. This is just the begining with four drawings on my work table. I'm choosing a set vocabulary. But tomorrow I put them aside to begin work on drawings for my show with Brian Dennis in June.

 

Pop up studio : new warp drawings

It all began with a gift of pens just a couple weeks ago. I have avoided using these Micro pens for quite some time because I relate them with work not artwork. But when given a gift of several pens I couldn't say no. I've embarked on another small drawing series that can be made while traveling or waiting; having coffee or tea; sitting inside or outside.

It's all about the line — it's all about the color

I look forward to showing them off at Open Studio this year.

In the studio : spring green

Got the spring green on all my new surfaces. 

This is a surprise color for me. Not a natural choice for mt but I'm working with it. Eight new pieces to start drawings. I have them all set up on one of my side work surfaces so I can work on small pieces in between working on my larger two commissions. 

Looking forward to loading up some pens and laying down some marks this coming week. I'll be posting images or progess here in the journal.

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