Monday, June 27, 2011

A Day in the Life of Sue

My first piece for this project is complete! I am so excited. I can't wait until I can show this work in a gallery for others to see.

Tell me what you think!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sue from Alaska: Part One

I had forgotten the smell of printmaking ink and the feeling of running ink up and down a linocut.  I am so happy to be printmaking again.  Words can't explain how annoying it has been being away from creating a series of work.  I wanted to share my first print for this project.  It comes from Sue who currently resides in Alaska.  I have only completed the first layer so you will have to stay tuned to see the completed work.

I have decided to use the pages of notes that each participant mailed to me as my paper. That adds a touch of uniqueness to each piece.

On to the documentation of the process.

First, I drew Sue's face onto a linoleum block.

Then I carved away the first layer and printed her face on to the pages she sent me of a day in her life. Her favorite color is blue. There will be 3 shades of blue when the artwork is complete. And, the final step will be to sew the pages together to create one piece of paper.

I can't wait to see the final results! I will be sure and share them with you.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I love MAIL!

I have been getting mail almost every day and I LOVE IT!  I am collecting records of people's lives from all around the globe and cannot wait to turn the stack that is starting to pile in my office into an artwork!  And, then, an art exhibition!