Hello! I started a blog. Big Ink, Big Moods.
I'm late to this party, but welcome to my blog! It's high time I got on the bandwagon and documented some cool art adventures and processes for you. I tried to write a year-end wrap-up, but it's almost February, so instead here are a couple highlights from 2022:
BIG INK AT ARVADA ART CENTER - ARVADA COLORADO
In April of 2022, I participated for the third time in a Big Ink event. Big Ink, founded by Lyell Castonguay and Carand Burnet, is an organization that facilitates and preaches the gospel of large-scale woodblock printing. We lucky participants are given several weeks to carve a woodblock no smaller than two by three feet, and then we get together and print them. The block pictured below is 32x48 inches. I chose to throw myself an artistic curveball and revisit an image I originally did as a much smaller lithograph drawn directly onto the stone. The original work has subtle value shifts, and woodcuts are very binary. It's black or it's white.
The original print is below.
And this is the final woodblock print. Area Artist included for scale. If you want to go big, give Big Ink a go.
In case you're new to me and my work and my politics, I am a flaming lefty pinko who believes that abortion is healthcare and healthcare is a right. Full stop. If this bothers you, well, too bad.
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, in August I had the privilege of showing some of my recent work at the Ottobar in Baltimore. Since the Dobbs decision came down between planning the show and hanging the show, I turned it into a fundraiser for the Baltimore Abortion Fund. Thank you for your support of both me, my work, and the work of the Baltimore Abortion Fund. Here's a drawing from the show of Matt Gaetz drowing in a toilet, which is now proudly hanging in an art patron's home.