POSTED ON Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 16:04
I've created a series of drawings that are driven not by results but by process. Each of these drawings is made using the same ink, the same pen, the same unrelenting process. The results reveal themselves to be reminders of my walks and runs in the woods. The straight trunks making blurred lines that suggest motion, space, and time — a DNA image of being in the woods.
We start installing this weekend.
POSTED ON Friday, May 20, 2016 - 17:14
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.
POSTED ON Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 13:11
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.
POSTED ON Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 04:49
A new pair in my continuing series the long and the short of it. Spring has taken hold of my eye and this yellow pair are getting some well deserved attention. The series as a whole is begining to look garden like with a spring explosion of color.
POSTED ON Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 23:15
The bright white paper stared directly at me yesterday. I took my used blue tape and masked out an area to begin laying doen a background color. I reuse my blue tape, it gives me more organic line.
After sipping a cup a joe I began applying the ground. It took three passes to get a coverage. The two panels are ready to be drilled and bolted together. Then I'll start creating my graphite grid.
So pleased with the results so far. It's almost enough.
POSTED ON Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 12:18
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.
POSTED ON Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 14:23
Lot's of prep work in my studio this week.
I took out a saw to do some cutting.
Here's a peek at 8 new 4 x 5 inch basswood panels gessoed and drying. Can't wait to get making drawings on these pieces. I first used this material for my radical warp series of drawings.
POSTED ON Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 13:21
Mounting paper to panels I was rusty. But now I'm back up to well oiled machine. These two panels are ready for me to begin my new commission. I'll bolt the two panels together and draw on them as though they are one contiguous piece. The two panels are really to make them more managable for transportation.
My color tests and ink viscosity proved my thoughts to be true.
This weekend I lay down a colorfield and wait for it to dry. Then the drawing will begin.
POSTED ON Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 12:42
Got another sheet of paper mounted.
Now to wait for it to dry and then trim.
Then the drawing can begin.
POSTED ON Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 15:14
I made some adjustments to the mounting process and got excellent results. I also didn't get impatient. Waiting for it to dry. One more sheet to mount this week.