In the meantime I am furiously but happily making new artwork for my solo show at Five15 Arts@Chartreuse in September. My most recently completed piece is called "Covet" which was primarily created for a print exchange of the same name organized by Melanie Yazzie of UC/Boulder from her printmaker encounters at the SGCI Conference in Las Vegas last March.
Before I started on my print, I saw that two printmaker heroines I respect (Kathryn Maxwell and Emily Arthur) had posted their prints in process and they had printed on both sides of the 20 x 8 paper size. So I decided that I too would print on both sides. Also at SGCI in Las Vegas, I connected with John Hitchcock at the Open Portfolio and he talked about using dye which added splashes of color in his screenprints. So when I came home, I experimented with 3 different types of dye and used this new tool to create Side B of my print with a gomuban relief print of baby turtles. I used pieces of embossed paper to create texture in the turtles shells after inking and before printing.
Another first for me in the learning process department was using pin registration for the first time. I am now a committed pin registration advocate.
The prints are intended to be 10 x 8 inches in the end. But before the fold this is how they ended up.
Thank you Melanie Yazzie for including me in your project.
Now, back to my studio for more new works already in process.