Printmaking

Changes

I've finally completed the block prints I'll be sending to the miniature print show in Vancouver, Canada. Two of the three I showed in Proofs and the Past have either changed or been eliminated. The blue print called Dreamscape is the one that remains. Here it is printed on Japanese paper: The print I thought of… Continue reading Changes

Printmaking

21 Heart Salute

As I continue to reconsider some of the prints I made 20 to 40 years ago, I have realized that this work is part of a process of rescuing my younger self.  As part of that, I have returned to a miniature card deck I made in 1995, a year after I made the larger… Continue reading 21 Heart Salute

Books, Masks, Printmaking

Reading Old Prints, 2

I continue turning some of my old prints into origami booklets. And, as so often happens, I've been changing the work in ways I didn't first set out to do. I tried a few booklets with simple collages of some poetry I've written. Then, this morphed into bits of writing about the weather or a… Continue reading Reading Old Prints, 2

Printmaking

Reading Old Prints

I'll be showing you more photos from my trip to Spain, but meanwhile I've begun a project to transform many of my old prints into origami books. I first did this when I sent some prints as mail art, but haven't continued sending them out. Here's the plan which may change over time. I'm going… Continue reading Reading Old Prints

Printmaking

Kapok Tree at Cinnamon Bay

In the 1970s, I visited The Virgin Islands several times to see my parents who had moved there. Trees have always given me great solace and joy. There was an enormous kapok tree on the island. I loved that tree and used to go see it and photograph it whenever I travelled there. I often walked between… Continue reading Kapok Tree at Cinnamon Bay

Printmaking

Grain

I've often included images of nature in my artwork.  Recently, I came across these two photos of woodcuts from the 1970s, one of which I've sold out.  So it's great to have a record of it. When I began printmaking, I became interested in depicting trees showing both their branches and roots as in these… Continue reading Grain

Printmaking

Birth of the Goddess Linocut

  In keeping with prints on the theme of birth, here's a mythological scene I hand carved and hand printed in 1974. I did several prints at the time on imagined goddesses. This is one of them, in celebration of spring.

Books, Mail Art, Printmaking

Old Prints, New Booklets & Mail Art

I’ve made many linocuts and woodcuts since the 1970s, some of which I’ve sold and given as gifts or hung on my walls.  But I have a great many that I’ve stored in a box and carried with me.  They’ve been accusing me of neglect for several years.  I have finally, this month, begun paying… Continue reading Old Prints, New Booklets & Mail Art