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Two at Table
Two in Bed
Featured Collage: Pine Wood Frame Series
If He Offers Her Apples
The Boat in Winter
Process: (The Indexical Mark)
Clay Transfer Process Evolves
I liked the way clay felt in my hands.
White Table I began using clay tablets as a mono-print method, using coffee and clay slip as ink. I'd draw into the tablets with make-shift tools (tooth picks, sea shells, bottle caps) to inscribe imagery.
Tambourine Man Plates became Tambourines.
Mother Tambourines became Heads, Arms, Bodies.
The printed inscriptions were irregular in line and shape qualities, uncontrolled, and imperfect.
The Bed & Flow Chart The indexical mark evokes, for me, a sense of loneliness, of something lost, of absences where once something was present.
I explored the clay mono print as an approach to painting and drawing throughout my graduate work.
Clay Girl 2
Amelia Earhart I also explored larger forms, and larger printing methods. This body is life-size, cropped here. I experimented with other forms of transfer also (paint stripper, and chemical methods of lifting from or impressing on one thing to another).
Bed The absence inherent in the indexical mark also conveys, it seems, or becomes a tool of and for memory.
Multiple prints from these same inscriptions became foundations of the faces in the Pine Wood Frame Series.
Early "Cornbread" Drawing
Head I also use the clay print heads and clay printed facets in the larger paintings.
The foundation of the faces here, for example, are clay mono-prints. They also integrate digital transfer methods; wherein physical drawings and paintings were converted to digital, printed, and transferred onto new physical drawings and paintings, through several cycles.
Artifacts My interests in the indexical mark and memory extended also into processes of projection and casts.
Bone, Coral, Clay: A Book
Bone, Coral, Clay
Bone Coral Clay (Cover)
tender -- acid
decay -- fresh/bloom
Letter from Dad apocalyptic -- revelations
Opposites slippage -- static
artifact -- contemporary
ruby/apricot -- mud/tar
accrual -- erasure/loss
Show, Peanuts, Snow with Josh Doster & Cheryl Robinson: AN EXHIBITION & Curation of Community
Show, Peanuts, Snow was originally an exhibition of 3 artists: Josh Doster, Cheryl Robinson, and myself, and boomeranged into an incredible event when Josh chose to exhibit the 1000 collected prints by 100 artists who participated in Additional Experiments, a print exchange, he organized and directed.
Curation was a plastic and möbius process throughout the month-long show, in Iowa City's Levitt Gallery.
The gallery, which was camped out in, hosted a potluck picnic opening night (12.12.12), imagined and actual rafts, dwellings, and artifacts.
We find ourselves in the Local Pages of the Iowa Press Citizen
Iowa Press Citizen Image
Our Coordinator Simone, Cheryl's Daughter
Find Josh's documentation of Additional Experiments here: www.additionalexperiments.blogspot.com.
One of my Prints: Radiant Eye on Used Coffee Filter.