Saturday, May 15, 2010

After Schongauer

Eduardo came over earlier this week and helped me print.

I'm trying to figure out various options for printing the big lino.
I've never printed linocuts onto canvas before.
Never liked canvas, much. Always preferred paper and wood...
I've been thinking about various lighter weight options-such as rice paper-
but I want materials sturdier than that as well.
The linen seems a likely candidate for the big lino.
But not the rice paper we used this time.

I'm not sure if the photo conveys it, but her face on the linocut itself,
after printing and cleaning,
is much softer.

I did a previous post about the image.
Martin Schongauer 1440-1491 A Foolish Virgin c. 1480-90

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

These Brittle Bones

These are photos of my old band La Gritona taken by Ryan Murphy at a club called Jacques in Boston in 1995, at the first Drags, Dicks & Dykes benefit.
A Los Angeles label, Tortuga, is releasing a 2 disc La Gritona retrospective? Discography? (it's everything we recorded) later this Summer.
We've been tweaking the booklet the past few weeks, and this series were in the last batch of photos Thos sent earlier this week from Boston. The horizontal shot was the last missing piece in the booklet.
I don't think I'd ever seen these shots.
Pretty bad ass.
The anger!
The red shorts!
I'm so old fashioned, I can hardly wait to be holding the package in my hands.
I'll do another post when it's release is imminent.

In the meantime, here is a video Ryan Murphy shot of the song +2 Charisma:

La Gritona was: Thos Niles, Dana Embrose, Andrew Donheiser and me. In the red shorts.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wee Break For Carny Hands

I'm trying to figure out different options for printing the big lino.
I'm planning on rice paper.
But I wanted to try printing on other materials.
Starting with this linen.

The engraving, A Foolish Virgin, is by Martin Schongauer (c. 1440-1491). He was an influence on Albrecht Durer. With umlauts.
I came across it in a book called Great Prints & Printmakers-Herman J. Wechsler.
It struck me.
I did this lino last year.
I was working on a couple of additional layers that I stopped working on.
Sidetracked by the Big Lino.
The layers may or may not reoccur...depends, really...
What I like.
I'll do some of these on rice paper as well.