05.03.2014 A World of Glass I could have stayed in there all day
I got to see the Nick Cave show at the ICA in Boston just before it closed, whew. The sound suits, as always, were amazing. I can’t believe how tall some of them are growing.
I hadn’t seen the pieces from the “Rescue” series before. The dogs on their plush chairs in their ornate grottos nearly did me in. I have been in those spaces, I will grow old and be in those spaces. They scratch at a place in my brain that is so funny and dead sincere.
Josh and I went for our 20 week ultrasound to see how the baby is doing. The technician called it a little stinker because it would not let her get a good look at their face. Much like its parents.
Ultrasounds live and in person of babies are wild. I have seen so many pictures from ultrasounds I naively thought that it would be a cut and dry affair. The image kept morphing and body parts would appear and then recede into darkness, the spine would rise up at the top of the uterus and slide away. Sometimes the image was so cute and sometimes it was terrifying. Are you suppose to say terrifying? The baby would hide its face against the placenta or its hand would swish from its face to its feet. Its heart was the thing I could see the best.
03.20.2014 preparing to accompany an Overture piece.
Two Thursdays ago I started my internship at Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, MA. Zea Mays specializes in not-toxic printmaking processes. For the next six months I will be assisting in workshops, helping out around the shop, and working on a research project pertaining to aquatint techniques. It is a wonderful community of artists and I feel really lucky to be able to spend more time there!
The first workshop I assisted with was Big Monotype taught by Lynn Peterfreund. It was great! The students in the workshop ranged from pretty experienced to fairly new with monotype. It was interesting to see what they produced and how they felt during the process.
I have never done monotype before so Lynn was very encouraging for me to try my hand at it. Her way of teaching enabled me to grasp the tools and techniques pretty quickly and I am curious to try it again.
Last weekend I helped out in Japanese Method Watercolor Woodblock (Moku Hanga) taught by Annie Bissett. I had taken Annie’s class in May of 2011, it felt good to be in a class with her again and able to help out. The students worked their tushies off!
I love the materials used for this method. The wood and carving tools, rice paste and watercolor, and the brushes for printing are all really appealing to me.
Both Annie and Lynn have such strong work and are great teachers. During the workshops they both shared examples of their work with the class. It was a treat to see the pieces portfolio style and have them talk about their process and concepts in a small setting.
small smattering from
The Fourth Annual Peskeomskut Noisecapades
February 2, 2014
I am participating in ECA’s 5th Annual Small Works Show
The exhibit will run from December 5 – December 16 and is free and open to the public.
43 MAIN STREET
EASTHAMPTON, MA 01027
Receptions: The Small Works Show will open with the Light Up the Arts Holiday Bash on December 5, 2013, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and there will be an artists’ reception during Art Walk Easthampton on December 14, 5-8 p.m.
You can see these things in a very warm space.
Open Studios at 1 Cottage Street, Easthampton, MA
Friday Dec. 6 – Sunday Dec. 8 noon – 5pm
I am in studio 3-32, please come by if you are in the area.
ps. I will mention this again and again until it happens, sorry.
My friend Joe Gillette and Eric Schuster have made a set of Party Food playing cards. Each card is based on different characters from the Party Food world by 40 different artists. I got to design the 5 of spades based off of Walter’s fort.
Do you like to play cribbage? Come over and we can use these guys.
Live Art Magazine this friday.