Posts Tagged “poetry”

VSC – An Art League of Nations

Posted on January 29th, 2014 by admin

photos above from left to right: These inks do not have to be cleaned up every night! They remain open and fresh to use; Stage Prints hanging to dry on my wall. Dry time for Akua is longer than my oil based Charbonnel inks. I will add fifth stage by printing my small collagraph plates [...]

VSC – Bowls of Ice, Shards of Glass

Posted on January 28th, 2014 by admin

One of the experiences I enjoy here at VSC is being surprised by other artists. I also find art in unexpected places. Walking up the steps to dinner I noticed three bowls made of ice, each containing a votive candle. No one is quite sure who made them, but they are stunning- like blown glass [...]

Mystery in the Winter woods

Posted on January 27th, 2014 by admin

Above are photos of a drawing for earth “DNA”, A blasted oak leaf: note mysterious spiral, and bark (also enlarged). Sunday is only a partial day of rest here. The Scots painter, Lex Braes, paid me a studio visit today. He was encouraging me to let my marks be seen in the sculpture, and the [...]

VSC – More Snow and Ice

Posted on January 26th, 2014 by admin

(Above left: Print variation using release agent and additions of liquid ink) It snowed all day today, muffling sound, winding me in a cocoon of white in my studio. It was so quiet, with most everyone away. It gave me a chance to reflect on what I have learned so far. One very valuable difference [...]

VSC – Crossing frozen rivers

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by admin

I’ve learned that a tough day in the studio is often softened by some breakthrough the next day. It’s a little like the frozen river here we walk over on the bridge every day to get to our studios. Some people are (dangerously!) talking of walking across on foot. I find life treacherous enough as [...]

VSC – Day 8

Posted on January 20th, 2014 by admin

Day 8 ( Week 2) The Press Down Under The press I work on is down steep stairs, so I plan stretches of time to print, and time in the studio to prepare plates, draw, think and assemble the printed pieces on my armature using strong magnets. I am in experiment mode, and it feels [...]

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