"AMUSEMENT PARKS OFFER AN ALMOST OVERWHELMING KALEIDOSCOPIC DISPLAY OF COLORS, NEON LIGHTS, ENDLESS FORMS AND SHAPES, AND MYTHICAL CREATURES—MOVING AROUND US AT DIZZYING SPEEDS AND DIRECTIONS— ALL SET AGAINST A CACOPHONOUS BACKDROP OF MUSICAL SOUNDS, CHILD-LIKE SCREAMS, THE CLICKING OF TICKET TURNSTILES, AND ROLLER COASTERS ROARING. LIKE ALL AMUSEMENT PARKS, CONEY ISLAND OFFERS ITS OWN DREAMY, SOMETIMES NIGHTMARISH, CRAYOLA-COLORED SEDUCTIVE WORLD— AND ONE THAT CONTINUES TO ENTICE . . ."
There's still space in and time to register for the 2nd Annual Portfolio ThrowDown, presented by UNC Charlotte, The Light Factory, and SPESE. Check it out, and I hope to see you there!
Join me for a week-long tri-color gum bichroamte workshop at Cullowhee Mountain Arts, on the campus of Western University, in Cullowhee, North Carolina. The workshop runs from June 25-30, 2017. Check it out!
Come and visit the beautiful NC mountains learning how to print in the 19th century photographic process of gum bichromate. Using color separation negatives (made via 21st century technology), we will learn how to make multi-layered, tricolor gum bichromate prints on watercolor paper. A specific emulsion of watercolor pigment, potassium dichromate, and gum arabic is carefully brushed on watercolor paper. After drying, a digital negative is placed on top, exposed to UV light, and then “developed” in plain tap water. With repeated coatings and careful negative registration, layers are slowly built until a rich color image is achieved . . .
I've been traveling for the last 2 weeks and am now finally home, and thrilled to no end to have received Christina Z. Anderson's new Gum Printing book: Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and their Creative Practice (Focal Press). Thank you, Chris, for including my work and words in this beautiful and informative book. Such inspiring artists, all, and I am honored to have my work featured among them. Thank you for being so generous. For anyone interested in gum printing and all the myriad ways to use this process, you really should have this book. It is the go-to book on gum printing. Truly open and generous to dedicate so much of this book to all these artists. I love reading about what and how these artists print-- their process-- and in their own words. Well done, Chris!
We had a great time at Slow Exposures, in Zebulon, GA. I met so many wonderful people, and some, too, that I had previously met only online-- so to meet in person was so much fun. And I loved sharing exhibit space with Betty Press in the beautiful little house with the golden color walls. A big thanks to John Bennette (aka, mrbennette) for choosing my work, so helpful with curating, and pairing me with Betty. We had a blast!
I am very happy and excited to have my work included in SlowExposures Pop-Up Tour 2016! A big thank you to mrbennette (aka, John Bennette) for his insight and generous help, and for including my images in this year's Pop-up Tour -- and to all the folks who help put SlowExposures together.
Check out the entire schedule of events, exhibitions, and talks taking place during these "Four Slow Days" September 15 - 18. I look forward to it, and I hope to see you there!
I just spent a week up in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, at Cullowhee Mountain Arts, taking a polymer photogravure workshop, at Western Carolina's terrific art department/printmaking facilities, located on their campus in Cullowhee.
I had such a great fun time-- and, truly, such a positive learning experience-- with 4 amazing photographers/printmakers, all of us led by the very talented artist and ever-so knowledgeable and patient instructor, Clay Harmon. I love this process and am now on the search for a great etching press.
Check out some of the prints I made in the workshop. Click on images to see larger.
I am beyond thrilled to have my pinhole image, HandMask on the June cover issue of Silvershotz. Check it out, as well as the feature inside, which includes an interview and images from my Figurative series. The link I've added below, allows you free access to this month's issue; every day, a new portfolio from this issue is accessible to you. Mine is released on Tuesday, June 7. A great magazine, and well worth a subscription!