Printmaking

Mandala 2 (Leaf)–A Variable Edition

Presenting a variable edition of a hand-painted laser-cut relief print. The image is based upon a mandala drawing of the same title. It is currently on view with 24 other drawings and paintings at Mesa Contemporary Art Museum in my solo exhibit, Patterns of Obsession

Mandala 2 (Leaf); graphite on paper; 22 x 22 inches; 2018

There are currently 5 hand-painted prints in this variable edition (as shown below) and they are available to purchase for $750 each.

I plan to paint 5 more…in the meantime, I am also working on a 5-color reduction print with Brent Bond at Santo Press. I will post images of that soon. 2019 is off to a good start!

Mandala 2 (Leaf) VE 1; Hand-painted laser-cut relief print; 22.5 x 22 inches; 2018

 

Mandala 2 (Leaf) VE 2; Hand-painted laser-cut relief print; 22.5 x 22 inches; 2018

 

Mandala 2 (Leaf) VE 3; Hand-painted laser-cut relief print; 22.5 x 22 inches; 2018

 

Mandala 2 (Leaf) VE 4; Hand-painted laser-cut relief print; 22.5 x 22 inches; 2018

 

Mandala 2 (Leaf) VE 5; Hand-painted laser-cut relief print; 22.5 x 22 inches; 2018

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1967/Swirl

The 1967/Swirl print is complete. It is a “companion” to my larger 1967 Swirl painting from the Sixties Paintings series. The print is a 2-color laser-cut linoleum block printed by Brent Bond at Santo Press. Stay tuned–there may be a few more prints in this Psychedelic series. Plans are in the works for some small editions using decorative chine collé papers.

1967/Swirl is 11 x 14 inches on Hahnemuhle paper 15 x 17.5 inches; printed in an edition of 30. It is available for $250.

 

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Collaborative Reduction Prints with Brent Bond

Brent Bond and I just signed a new collaborative print called Swirladelic. It is the second collaboration print we have done and I couldn’t be happier! Both prints are published by Santo Press. Swirladelic and Psychedelic Blues are from my psychedelic-inspired series loosely based on art and patterns from the sixties.

Brent is the true star of these 3-color reduction prints–he is the one who hand-carved them, selected the color palette and printed them. All I did was provide the artwork.

Swirladelic is priced at $225 and Psychedelic Blues is $100.

Swirladelic; 3-color reduction relief print in collaboration with Brent Bond; image size 11 x 14 inches on Hahnemuhle paper 15 x 17.5 inches; edition of 30; published by Santo Press; 2018.

Psychedelic Blues; 3-color reduction relief print in collaboration with Brent Bond; image size: 8 x 7 inches on paper 12.5 x 11 inches; edition of 22; published by Santo Press; 2017.

There are two other prints in this series, one was a 2018 calendar print for Mesa Contemporary Art Center (1966) and the other a combination archival digital print with laser-cut linoleum block relief print (1966 Tie-Dye) They can be viewed in this portfolio.

 

 

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Trying to Stay Centered

This has been a nerve-racking experience for sure! Have you ever attempted hand-painting (pristine B&W line) prints with watercolors? One tiny drip or blob on the pure white border and it’s ruined. Yikes! I almost needed to hold my breath while painting these three prints and was constantly talking to myself to stay calm and centered on the task. I’ve 2 more to go for a variable edition of 5 and I sure do hope I can complete 5 without a mistake or a heart attack. If not, it will be a variable edition of 4 (or 3).  I think I need a drink–it’s been all kinds of stressful for me today.

This is my starting point–the prints began as simply a one-color (black) laser-cut linocut on Rives BFK. (Printed at Santo Press by Brent Bond.)

 

And three (of five?) I’ve painted thus far.

Feather Flower #1; 2017, variable edition with hand-painting, laser-cut linoleum relief print, 15″ x 15″ on Rives BFK paper 23″ x 22.5″.  Printed at Santo Press.

 

Feather Flower #2; 2017, variable edition with hand-painting, laser-cut linoleum relief print, 15″ x 15″ on Rives BFK paper 23″ x 22.5″.  Printed at Santo Press.

 

Feather Flower #3; 2017, variable edition with hand-painting, laser-cut linoleum relief print, 15″ x 15″ on Rives BFK paper 23″ x 22.5″.  Printed at Santo Press.

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