I’ve been busy in the studio, finishing up a new collection of screen prints.
These four new prints are based on E.T.A Hoffmann’s “The Nutcracker and The Mouse King”. The illustrations were completed for a graphic anthology of classic children’s stories, coming out in Spring 2015 from Seven Stories Press, New York.
I chose The Nutcracker, because the original story by Hoffmann is actually much darker and weirder than the later, more well-known version by Dumas.
Below is a peek at some of the process. The images are originally drawn in brush & india ink, then screen printed by hand in four ink colors in limited editions.
These are now available for purchase in my etsy shop ~ and make great handmade, holiday gifts too! :)
Check it out here: * The Nutcracker Collection on Etsy *
The Seven-Headed Mouse King
The Doll Kingdom
The Doll Kingdom (detail)
printing The Nutcracker, final color
Next Saturday – the 6th Annual $20 Print Sale at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
Great way to get some highly affordable, locally-made prints, posters, tees, and other fun stuff. I will have some things in the show for sale too. There’s always so much good stuff to take in and enjoy, so come as early as you can.
Saturday, May 18th, 2013
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
4642 N. Western Ave, Chicago IL
Show runs through June 8th
Gallery hours: Fri & Sat, 12-5 pm (and by appointment)
The latest issue of Art in Print featured an article that kindly mentions my Struwwelpeter artist book.
Written by Courtney R. Thompson, the article covers the recent “Pulled, Pressed, Printed” exhibition at EXPO 72 Gallery. The show featured various Chicago artists and spaces, including Spudnik Press, where I completed the book during the artist residency.
Many thanks to everyone who came out to the opening last Saturday! It was lovely to see so many great friends and meet new ones. I am so grateful for the lovely and warm reception.
The exhibition will run through September 1st, at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in Lincoln Square.
Below are some of the prints on display.
Strange Mad Song, screenprint and woodcut, 15″ x 22″
This is the finished woodcut series I’ve been working on. The cover and story are screen printed on the outside cover (click for larger view)
‘Man Is Not A Bird’, print suite of ten woodcuts
‘Man Is Not A Bird’, front and back with silkscreened cover wrap, 11″ x 15″
In The Forest, from ‘Man Is Not A Bird’, woodcut, 11″ x 15″
The Kill And The Departure, from ‘Man Is Not A Bird’, woodcut, 11″ x 15″
A quick update on my artist residency at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative…
I wanted to a series of relief woodcuts based around a story I wrote some time ago. When I finish, there will be ten woodcut prints and a story page. Overall, it has been a slow, learning process, but it is exciting to see it start coming together.
detail of printed page, The Physician
More of the woodcuts I’ve been making…
Some of these are currently up at the relief printmaking exhibit at Morpho Gallery – check it out if you have a chance :)
Galactic Drifter, two-color reduction woodcut
I am very happy to announce that I have been chosen as one of the finalists in the upcoming competition and exhibition taking place this Saturday at Chicago Prinmakers’ Collaborative! The exhibit will feature work from ten artists and finalists, two of whom will be awarded a 6-month printmaking membership at CPC.
CPC International Printmaking Competition
Saturday, June 25th
5 – 8 pm
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative
4642 N Western Ave | Chicago, IL
Juror: Debora Wood, Senior Curator
Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University
Exhibit runs through August 27, 2011
Printing to the sound of trains passing by, at Spudnik’s new space.