Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Art Exhibition: Monoprints



These are a few images from my show, "A Certain Resemblance," which were exhibited in Packard Hall during the week of February 22-26.

The actual hanging of my works was the most difficult part of this process for me. I spent 14 hours the Saturday before the opening of the show trying to figure out how to display everything...well really not everything. What I ended up putting on the walls was probably 1/4 of the amount of work I produced during the previous 5 weeks. It was a difficult weeding process.

However, now that it is all over with, I have been spending some time documenting everything, both the work in the show and the stuff that didn't fit in. I will continue to upload photos of these images.

A note about my prints:

Each is an original, matchless, one-of-a-kind work of art. I made up a technique using stencils that I created (by collaging found images together) in order to imprint an embossed image onto the paper. So, if you were to flip over any of these prints, you would see and be able to feel the raised area where the image is printed on the reverse side.

The smaller square prints are generally about 13" square and the larger are full sheets 22"x30".

Friday, March 26, 2010

Monoprints













Finally I have finished photo documentation of the last 200 works or so I have done in the last few months. Here are the first 3 for your viewing pleasure. These monoprints are 22x30" and were all a part of my thesis show.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Custom Wall Mural


I painted this mural over the summer (2009). I had five days to do this 30'x10' mural on the side of a house- so the lines you see are shadows from the side paneling. I used house paint, which was a total trip since it changes colors (dramatically) when it dries! Not like a mood ring or anything, but a light spring green, for example, turned into army green when it dried. Once I got the hang of it though, it wasn't so bad.

But seriously, this was a marathon mural. The owner of the Dale Street Cafe wanted this new patio area to be finished for the "Night of Art" dinner and wine tasting event. The walls inside the cafe are filled with beautiful pieces from local artists and the event was meant to showcase their works. So I ended up working on the mural for 14 hours on some days, but it was fun to just get into it. I was 'living and breathing' this mural that week (or maybe just huffing paint fumes by default).

Hui Yon, the owner and head chef, really likes flowers so she said to do something green with flowers- and beautiful. So, I went back to my favorite Costa Rica pictures to make up some sketches. I did a small drawing and a small painting of the middle scene (between the two windows) before I started and then made up the side panels as I went. Hui Yon's husband, Dave came out one day and told me he wanted a waterfall. I told him "then a waterfall is what you shall have." The tiger was part of the original plan and is meant to represent Colorado College tiger spirit since the cafe is just off campus.