All posts tagged: carve

can i show you something

met with ambie abano after seeing a video of her printmaking. she works wth large wood blocks and carves bodies into the blocks. the blocks are printed on paper using a spoon, and some are printed on cloth. her work is displayed in the philippines, where she is from, and she says in the video her work is about confronting death. i showed her the image transfers i made on saturday night, this time working with a cutout of the shoecrab. the images are small versions of what will later be large prints. the shape of the crab on its side is printed on fine japanese paper, i believe leftover kozoshi from the image transfer class with golnar adili. ambie didn’t ask what the shapes were, but she suggested pronto plate lithography after i explained the image transfer process. she explained the sponging method to me, which i recognized from college, and suggested litho paper. I’m not sure what litho paper is… ‘do you like pattern,” she asked me after seeing my experiments. yes, i …

diana morales G

is an artist from Mexico City. I was connected to her through a friend at totemic17, an artist collective focusing on contemporary woodcut printmaking. Diana’s work features architectural forms, the matrix she creates is modern and personal; I am interested in the artist behind the lines. The lines themselves are confident and loose, an honest representation of urban space. The tool lifts from wood, allowing a pause, the construction of real space. We may be looking at the same time, the graphic render of our repetitive environment is appealing to me. I am looking at her addition of curve into a grid, something I have yet to practice. I wonder of the differences in city, she is drawing in Mexico City, I am drawing in New York. How do I allow pause in the narrow forms of New York? Or, more importantly, where is there pause in New York? Perhaps it is a matter of time/of day …Back to the studio, will find some wood… Images are copy and pasted from the artist’s facebook, 2016