medium /// printmaking

studio fludd

Oh. I really love this – especially those ice cream cones {and not just because it’s perfectly coordinated with my site design}

004 GELATOLOGY – Change and Persistence

Everything melts or nothing changes?
This booklet explores visual and conceptual analogies between ice-cream and geology.
Semifreddo cakes, rocky cones and creamy desserts in vibrant colours are models of cause-effect relations and incredibly slow transformations. The mixed media technique attempts to evoke the layering of experiences and the metamorphosis of our states of mind.

The text is the result if a cut and paste operation from a milestone of Geology:
the Charles Lyell’s “Principles of Geology – Being an attempt to explain the former changes of the earth’s surface, by reference to causes now in operation”, London 1830.

Limited edition of 100 copies. Digital + risograph print / size: 19 x 28,5 cm.

This is the work of Studio Fludd – a collective based in Venice. They are Matteo BarattoCaterina Gabelli, Clara Giaquinto, Sara Maragotto, Valeria Sanguin.

{via art hound}

i’m jealous of adeline meilliez

Ooh! Lacy, sassy, pretty underthings that have been inked and screenprinted by Berlin-based, French artist Adeline Meilliez:

“The series of dresses is born a winter morning at dawn.
I work hard, and I compel to go to the studio every day.
Looking for …. That morning, no photographic negatives. I then took my dress, and I put it on the screen frame. I had at that time in memory, the poem “Alicante” by Jacques Prévert. It was magical, in the rinse water, lace appeared. Technically, this is akin to an old process, the photogram. I used many months to complete and master this approach, this technique. I make my own chemical solutions, inks, too. “

Love, love, love.

{ps. Prints and originals are available on Saatchi Online}

sneak peek: art show at the fig house

Oh, you guys. This is gonna be good!

So, just to refresh your memory: I’ve been asked, by the lovely Emily Henderson, to curate a show in LA at The Fig House, a new event space that Emily is designing/styling. I received zillions {literally} of submissions and I want to thank you all so much for that! Now, I’d like to say that made my job easier, but it really just made everything a whole lot harder… there was sooooooo much fantastic work to choose from, and I had the tricky task of getting it down to TEN ARTISTS! Impossible? It felt like it a few times. Well, after much back and forth, I’ve got a truly amazing group lined up. Yes, there was really great work by lots of people, but this came down to finding pieces that will work well together, and work well in the space that Emily is creating {art deco meets the 80’s. For real, people.}.

Here is a little taste of what will be on the walls when The Fig House opens this fall:

YAY – I love it all! As soon as I know the exact date of the opening party, I’ll let you know. See you soon, LA!

{1.(and right *) Stephanie Vovas 2. Kai Samuels Davis 3. Jaime Derringer 4.Ellen Heck 5. Clare Elsaesser 6.(and left *) Emily Rickard 7. Max Wanger 8. Nike Schroeder 9. Amy Wilson Faville 10. Zoe Pawlak}

i’m jealous of ophelia chong

You know what I’m going to say, right? Yes… I LOVE this project! LA based artist Ophelia Chong does all sorts of fantastic things {collage, letterpress, writing}, but it’s this series titled “The Love Cards” that has my heart beating a tiny bit faster:

“Printed on paint chip cards, I chose them by the name, if it related to LOVE, I printed on them. Gold and Silver ink with vintage engravings. Printed on a Vandercook Universal Press.”

Sigh… I love the image she used. I love the colors she found. I love the paint chip names. I love that she used gold and silver ink. I love the heart that says LOVE in it. Yep, that’s a lot of love. A LOT.

{Thanks so much to Cathy Cervantes, one of my long-time, very dedicated readers,  for sending me a link to Ophelia’s site!}

i’m jealous of emily moore

I honestly don’t know which I want to do more right now… take a screen printing course, or run off to Chamonix, France. Oooh, or maybe I could do a screen printing class IN Chamonix, France! YES!! This is just the tip of the iceberg {or tip of the mountain peak} when it comes to the stunning portfolio of Scottish artist {who is only moments away from graduating from the Edinburgh College of Art} Emily Moore. All of these gorgeous prints, on that beautiful thick rag paper, are pieces are from a series titled Chamonix. I went backpacking there after University, and these prints immediately whisked me back! She is an insanely amazing printmaker, but her paintings, photography and installation are fantastic too… and she hasn’t even graduated yet. Can you even imagine what’s yet to come from Emily?!

i’m jealous of ellen heck

I came across these gorgeous woodcut/drypoint prints by American printmaker Ellen Heck, and immediately fell in love. I minored in printmaking, so I have a soft spot in my heart for it, and a great admiration for anyone that can do it this well. Amazing technical skills blended effortlessly with pretty, flower-clad girls, AND a group of Frida Kahlo impersonators… jealous? Yes, yes I am.

i’m jealous of chinn wang

This is the work of Boulder, Colorado based artist Chinn Wang … she screenprints on wood, and in the case of her “heraldry” series, they come in the form of a few crazy amazing family crest type things {and, of course, a couple of big blue bears to guard her own personal crest, titled “CW”} . Oh yes, and then there are these beauties:

Those owls! Pink Deer! Snap, Crackle AND Pop? Yep, it’s the whole gang! Love.

i’m jealous of rona green

What is the deal with me and tattooed pets? I wrote about some a few weeks ago, and now here I am again! I think it was that smoking sailor seagull that got me… it was physically impossible for me NOT to show him to you! These are watercolor linocuts, from a series called “hoons” by Australian artist Rona Green. I love them all so much… but don’t worry, I won’t give my dog a “mother” tattoo. Unless, of course, she wants to get it as a permanent reminder of our special bond. Her call.

{Thanks to Jess for sending me a link to Rona’s work}

i’m jealous of alyson provax

Yes. Yes. Yes!!! I love this simple letterpress project, by Portland based artist Alyson Provax, titled Time Wasting Experiment. There are sooo many good pieces in this series, I just pulled out a few that truly spoke to me and my crazy time wasting thoughts. I do not even want to imagine how many minutes I’ve used up doing all of the above. So, on that note, I have a little message to send out:

Hey, Worrying… you SUCK. I’m moving on, and getting my minutes back! There. We’ll see how that goes.

i’m jealous of elise werbler

Original hand-printed silkscreened birthstones, by Elise Werbler. Um… LOVE! Now, what I don’t love is my birthstone: emerald. Green. I don’t want green! I want red or pink… but not green. My sister’s birthstone is ruby, and I was always so jealous. Elise’s ruby is the first print in this post, and I think it’s my favorite one in the bunch… however, I’m pretty impressed that Elise even made my dreaded emerald {last piece} look absolutely gorgeous! Hm. Maybe it’s not the emerald’s fault. Perhaps it’s just a bit of misguieded sibling rivalry? #issues

{via curate1k}