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A Dialogue

Dialogue between True-mouth and Greedy-goods, screenprint, edition of 14, 38 x 56 cm  (15 x 22 in), 2018

I am a member of the Comox Valley Printmakers Association (@comoxvalleyprintmakers). I am also frugal. If I’m paying for access to a fully equipped print studio, nothing is going to stop me from making use of it, except for some kind of apocalypse. Maybe.

Although I am happily working away on etching and collagraph for the class I am auditing, as well as working on my collage project, I had no specific idea for a screenprint project. Rather than make nothing I pulled an idea from one of the collages into a screenprint.

I chose the title from a 1637 Dutch book written by Adriaen Roman, Samen-spraeck tusschen Waermondt ende Gaergoedt.

Collage Declarations

The beginning of an 11 part series. Based on text and ideas from Sara Ahmed’s Declarations of Whiteness.

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Declarations of Whiteness: I am a racist., collage on 100 lb acid free bristol, 35.6 x 43 cm (14 x 17 in), 2018

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Declarations of Whiteness: I am coloured too., collage on 100 lb acid free bristol, 35.6 x 43 cm (14 x 17 in), 2018

Collagraph Combs

This Fall, I am working on printmaking. I imagine this is the beginning of a larger series of collagraph prints made from plates of combed gesso.

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18.4i.1 (FUCK), Varied Edition, 1/5, rag paper, image area: 12.7 x 12.7 cm (5 x 5 in), 2018

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18.4i.3 (blank), Varied Edition, 3/5, rag paper, image area: 12.7 x 12.7 cm (5 x 5 in), 2018

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18.4i.2 (plaid), Varied Edition, 2/5, rag paper, image area: 12.7 x 12.7 cm (5 x 5 in), 2018

Throwback Thursday

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Tynehead, oil on canvas board, 12 x 16 in, 2004

I took an oil painting class in 2004 with Gerald Smith at the Ottawa School of Art. This is the first oil painting I completed (aside from one when I was 12). The exercise was to complete a painting over the course of two classes based on a photo we brought in. My photo was one I took at Tynehead Park in Surrey, BC.

During the class a student asked Gerald how to put the paint on the canvas. She had never done it before. He said, “You take your brush, dip it in the paint, and then put it on the canvas. I’m not going to do it for you or even show you. Do you think anyone in any of my studies ever showed me? No. You just do it.”

Be still my beating heart.

Vellum Experiment

A selection of collage experiments on vellum with human hair. Each 6.5 x 10 inches.

Untitled, collage on vellum, 16.5 x 52.5 cm (6.5 x 10 in), 2018

Untitled, collage on vellum, 16.5 x 52.5 cm (6.5 x 10 in), 2018

Untitled, collage on vellum, 16.5 x 52.5 cm (6.5 x 10 in), 2018

Untitled, collage on vellum, 16.5 x 52.5 cm (6.5 x 10 in), 2018

Untitled, collage on vellum, 16.5 x 52.5 cm (6.5 x 10 in), 2018