Sunday, September 11, 2011

Prints from Italy

These prints came all the way over from Italy and got to travel all throughout Europe on the way. They were printed in the Studio of Roberto Stelluti, a master printer in Fabriano, Italy. We worked with Roberto for our last three days in Fabriano, his studio is in an old church and he even has a fresco on the wall of his acid room. We worked on 5"x7" zinc plates that you could see yourself in. Roberto patiently put grounds on our plates and then smoked the ground with an oil lamp as the plate hung upside down.

Anywho, the prints came out great and I cant wait to try printing the plate here in the US. This print, and Roberto, are the inspiration for my thesis work this semester. More to come soon!

Current Project

This is a linocut for my advanced relief project. From left to right I have the sketch, the block, a proof on newsprint and two ghost prints. I think I was inspired by the M.C. Escher Museum in The Hague, Nethrlands more than I realized and I also drew inspiration from Christiane Baumgartner, both artists really push relief printmaking to the next level. I hope one day I can do the same.

This year I will Blog

This year, Dolphin Press & Print is making the transition to Globe Collection & Press after MICA bought the Globe Collection. The type and cuts from Globe are now being housed in the Dolphin Building (MICA's printmaking department.) I've been selected to be the Globe Collection and Press Coordinator, so I will be living in the Dolphin Building as well. I'll be posting a lot on here about things pertaining to my senior year as well as things pertaining to cool stuff going on at Globe.