This morning I was down at the basement looking for stuff to use for my lino printing and by chance I found an old exhibition catalog: it was for an exhibition at the AGO called inprint’76 which was a group … Continue reading
When I was in art college, one of my majors was print making. Often, well known artists were invited to give talk on their works. One day, I attended a talk by an artist called Jenifer Dickson (http://www.wallacegalleries.com/artists/jennifer-dickson ). … Continue reading
Some of my works sold almost as soon as I completed without any effort but some took months or even years. Unlike other artists I don’t get discourage if the work doesn’t sell because I been doing this long enough to know one doesn’t lives or dies with just one work, my enjoyment came from doing them and the discovery of what I could do.
I have stacks of prints from my art schools days; few had been seen by the public. Lately, I decided to give them a make over with my more experience eyes and new skills. I been doing paper cut for less than two years and this one is my latest: a paper cut on a two color etching I done some 35 years ago.
‘The nature of man” paper cut on etching, 10″x12″.
When I was in art school, I majored in print making. I had stacks of hand pull prints from that period; some are etchings but mostly are silk screen prints. I never sold any of them and no one has seen them since I graduated from art school. I just treat them as part of my ever expanding works. I had no intention of discarding them so they came with me for all my moves. Finally, last year, I started to remake them to my current art. At first, I used them for paper sculptures and cards
Yesterday, I found this one which I had already cut into narrow strip among some of my old works. The piece is 5”x17” with a dark brown and blues.
Right away I see the blue area in the print looks like a koi swimming in the pond. I turned it into a paper cut which took almost a whole day to finish. The first one is the original print before and the one below is the finished piece.