Massmänner

October 25, 2014

Massmänner, multiple plate etching, 16" x 12", 2014

Massmänner, multiple plate etching, 16″ x 12″, 2014

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Sky an Oar

October 18, 2014

Sky an Oar multiple plate etching, 12" x 9", 2014

Sky an Oar
multiple plate etching, 12″ x 9″, 2014

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Container

Container, multiple plate etching, 9" x 6", 2012

Container
multiple plate etching, 9″ x 6″, 2012

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Hippocampus Militantis

October 17, 2014

Seahorse in a Tank!

Hippocampus Militantis
multiple plate etching, 16″ x 12″, 2014

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Ram

Ram, 12" x 9", multiple plate etching, 2014

Ram, 12″ x 9″, multiple plate etching, 2014

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Crescent

Crescent, multiple plate etching, 12" x 9", 2013

Crescent, multiple plate etching, 12″ x 9″, 2013

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Sub-Arctic Swing

 

Sub-Arctic Swing, Multiple Plate Etching, 15" x 9", 2014

Sub-Arctic Swing, Multiple Plate Etching, 15″ x 9″, 2014

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Wanderer

Wanderer, multiple plate etching, 12" x 9", 2013

Wanderer, multiple plate etching, 12″ x 9″, 2013

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“Your work is so Apocalyptic”

October 09, 2014

Said a woman to me at an art fair recently. I am used to lots of “Your work is so whimsical!” and “You should make children’s books!” so the apocalyptic comment was a nice change.

But, still. Odd. In my own head I think of my work as something that has moved me away from cynical, paranoid, and, well, apocalyptic thinking. I asked for clarification and we looked at Companions.

Companions, 5.5" x 4", multiple plate etching

Companions
, 5.5″ x 4″, multiple plate etching

Where I saw two friends, maybe from disparate backgrounds, on a tree-powered adventure together, she saw refugees from global climate change. And also a boat riding dangerously low in the water.

Which is why I like the occasional art fair. It is good to hear how many ways there are to interpret a visual story.

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Relocated

March 17, 2014

Relocated, 8" x 6", multiple plate etching

Relocated, 8″ x 6″, multiple plate etching

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Sub-Arctic Home

Sub-Arctic Home, 16" x 12", multiple plate etching

Sub-Arctic Home, 16″ x 12″, multiple plate etching

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Sub-Arctic Expedition

Sub-Arctic Expedition, 16" x 12", multiple plate etching

Sub-Arctic Expedition, 16″ x 12″, multiple plate etching

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New Grounds: The Manual for Non-Toxic Etching

February 09, 2014

After years of only existing in the authors’ heads and in classes and bits of paper at New Grounds Print Workshop in Albuquerque, NM, the premier manual for non-toxic etching is now available.  Representing the breadth and depth of 18 years of trials, experiments, failures and successes at the first non-toxic etching workshop in the United States, this book is an invaluable aid to any printmaker.

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With detailed lists, step-by-step instructions, and troubleshooting sections we cover:

  • Line etching
  • Aquatint
  • Spit Bite
  • Lift ground
  • Soft Ground
  • Color printing
  • Curation of hand-pulled prints
  • Instructions for setting up a non-toxic etching studio

This book offers useful information for etchers on all levels. It is invaluable for those wishing to make the transition from toxic to non-toxic etching, and it is suited as a textbook for a college level etching class.

 

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Embarkation

October 23, 2013

Embarkation 15" x 15", multiple plate etching

Embarkation
15″ x 15″, multiple plate etching

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Midstream

Midstream 18" x 12", multiple plate mezzotint

Midstream
18″ x 12″, multiple plate mezzotint

Printed in edition of 10.  Completed in collaboration with Albuquerque master printer Carol Sanchez through the City of Albuquerque Art in Municipal Places program

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Fortitude

October 03, 2013

fortitude

Fortitude
mezzotint, 3″ x 2″

 

 

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Children’s Literature (and Children’s Art)

April 04, 2013

A friend recently sent me this link to the text of “children’s” author Phillip Pullman 1996 Carnegie Medal acceptance speech.

http://www.randomhouse.com/features/pullman/author/carnegie

Pullman compares “adult” literature to “children’s” literature.  His comments may apply to the adult art world, as well, and help explain why I am frequently identified as a children’s book illustrator, despite not having set out to create children’s book illustrations.

multiple plate etching, 12" x 9"

“Entrust”, multiple plate etching, 12″ x 9″

 

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Herdbeast

January 14, 2013

Etching and Aquatint with selective wipe, 3.5" x 3"

Etching and Aquatint with selective wipe, 3.5″ x 3″

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The Way Dogs Feel When They Look at the Moon

Etching and Aquatint with selective wipe, 3" x 3"

Etching and Aquatint with selective wipe, 3″ x 3″

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Portable Rainbow

December 28, 2012

Portable Rainbow II(Multiple plate etching, 18" x 12", 2010)

Portable Rainbow II
(Multiple plate etching, 18″ x 12″, 2010)

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