During the past year, several people have remarked that they’d be interested in seeing what might happen when I started working in the larger scale that my new press can accommodate. Up until now, as I’ve gotten to know the ins and outs of operating my press, I’ve stayed in the same size scale I always had.
Suddenly, I’ve gotten the size bug. I want to work BIG!
This week I ran first proofs of two new very large prints, Landscape with Drones and Our Lady of the Redwoods. Fun stuff! And a whole new learning curve.
Next up, Our Lady of the Redwoods. I’ve had the idea for this floating around in my head for several years, and recently realized that a long, tall print was the way to go. This print is 4″ wide and 24″ tall.
Again, almost there! I want to define the forest floor, to better differentiate the blasted center of the tree. mary’s cloak needs a bit of work, and there are a few other spots I want to refine. But so far, so good! with any luck, I’ll have the blocks finished and the first good prints by the end of the week. Here, bit by bit, is the first proof.
these two prints, and several more never before seen in Santa Cruz, will be part of my upcoming solo show at The Abbey.. Opening reception and open mic take place on Saturday, May 4, at 8pm.