Sunday, November 25, 2007

Jürgen Waxweiler & Sun Furong

Here's a photo that Jürgen sent on a CD packed with images of Jerusalem & the Museum on the Seam, which arrived a few days ago:

Just another reminder that you should check out the Bare Life exhibit at the Museum. Sun Furong is the Chinese artist who created the "Nibbling" installation of ripped & eroded clothing.

An excellent show. The swing upon which the bottle of mineral water sits is by Carsten Höller, by the way.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Untitled Woodcut

This is the proof from a new woodcut, in fact my first:

Oil-based ink on rice paper, 9" x 7" approx, 2007.

This woodcut was carved & printed by my friend, Jim Stevenson (take a bow, Jim), who knows more about this kind of thing than I do. This was a test, & as it looks pretty good, I'm working on some more, which I'm carving out myself. Jim is also working on another one. All of them are anonymous heads, which is kind of a theme of mine. The characteristics of Jim's carving give my work a different look, I think.

People have been saying for years that my ink drawings looked like woodcuts, that I should do woodcuts, & so on. So now, I finally am. So far so good.

I'm having an open studio event next Saturday, so these will be on show then, I hope. We plan to mat some of them. I may hand-color some, also. It's an interesting new direction. I'll upload some more images if & when I have them.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Trade Imbalance in Shrink-Wrap

The book with UDHR Article 23 "Everyone has the right to work..." just arrived via FedEx. My first "real" book cover image:

Thanks to Cambridge University Press for sending that along.

I haven't managed to force myself to tear off the shrink-wrap yet, as you can see.

The colors have come out slightly lurid because of my scanner. It's a little more muted than this in actual fact. Especially the green.

I found out the other day that the book has a web site here.

Monday, November 05, 2007

The War Room at the Museum on the Seam

Today I got the following photo via email from Jürgen Waxweiler:

Nice shot of the installation with unknown observers. From the opening of the exhibition, I presume (Oct. 12, 2007). The artwork visible in the glass case below my War Room studies is "Carpet" by Katarzyna Józefowicz from Poland. Click here to see that work on the Museum on the Seam web site.