All posts tagged: writing

Conversations Pt. 1

My first question for you is why in the hell are you making songs about the projects? I’m sorry pardon me I believe you mean photographs.  You are a rapper, yes? I’m making photographs of project buildings. My working with geometric square and cube shaped geometry has been consistent. I am entertaining the thought that I am imposing a spot into the structure which may open room for political consideration. What do you think? What Do You Mean, collaboration? Yes, I am speaking of something that may be possible for you. If you consider a culture to have a shape you must wonder of your own. Imagine two shapes, where are it’s points. What happens when a culture imposes a geometry on another? Yes, that is a good question . One I will consider in the context of public housing in New York City. I suppose the most obvious answer is discomfort . Another person should answer this as well . Discomfort meaning the opposite of comfort, or lack of? Both , a am thinking …

Dear Tech Employee Making 6 Figures and Still Finding It Necessary to Steal Artwork:

I understand that your 9 to 6pm guarantee of making more money than you’re realistically worth given the extreme economic disparity in this country has you feeling impervious to the same moral system that governs most of us,   Allow me to remind you of the general code of ethics which has existed since the early centuries of patronage. Art-WORK requires time, train fare, and intelligence. It is impossible to support such intelligence and effort if we are not paid for our products and skills. Considering your relative cluelessness to the creative process,   I assume you imagine that I simply sit down with a quill pen and a fireplace by my side and begin constructing drawings on the hide of dead lambs from last summer. These constructions of mine are simple, the discomfort of a cramped hand is easily soothed by the touch of a woman with her arms draped across my leather chair or by the clink of ice cubes under a splash of desert liquor after dinner.   Allow me to break …

artist in focus

What themes or subjects are you currently addressing in your work? I am currently addressing narrow environment; exploring vertical space. A print is a subjective response to my experience of perpendicular architecture, to movement within upright bounds. What materials do you work with? I work with paper, ink, and copper plate. I am a printmaker. I use acid (ferric chloride) to alter the surface of the copper plate. I use grounds to control what areas of the plate are exposed to ferric. I draw line into hard ground using a steel needle. The plate is etched for a longer duration to achieve more density in the line. Rosin is used to create areas of tone. I prefer charbonnel inks, the grain is smaller. I usually print in black and blue ink, but I may add areas of color using rice paper glued to the printmaking sheet. This process is called chine collé, the glue is made from methyl cellulose. I do also take 35 mm film photographs and use objects from the negatives. What is …

I have been printing a grid

frustrated by my cute nose and loose wrists, I have disappeared from Detroit and have been in the print studio among steel plates, ink canisters clanking on glass and white kids making ‘grotesque’ images of skin-cracked babies. Chris is here in critique nodding, and a man made a print by casting the iching on his iphone and placed stones in a grid filling a 12×20 woodblock. the image was quite successful and i believe he may have struck upon a process of making which removes the self enough to facilitate a pure emergence of (the) form. It is a print, this piece of paper with ink. 2015