Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Linocuts!











Have been experimenting with some linocuts, or as we like to call it, "suicide printing". Basically, once you cut away part of the linoleum, you can't put it back, which makes for a limited run of prints. It's a pretty difficult technique, but I guess once you get the hang of it, it's a breeze, right?

I like the one printed on found paper ... Hope to try a few more like this in on cardboard boxes and other found objects in the future.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas Modern



















This is a project I recently art directed at the school. I collaborated with Secondary students to create a Christmas-themed art installation for the central podium area. My intention was to make something festive and seasonal without being overly gaudy. True to my recycled-material-addiction, we used cardboard boxes as the base for our Chrismas tree, painted with patterns inspired by the Christmas story (a geometric Mary & Joseph?).

The hanging cardboard "snowflakes" are my sculptural version of the paper cutout snowflakes schoolkids make in the United States. Finally, as a funky take on decorative spray snow, we created stencils with symmetrical patterns and images of children from around the world!