Printmaking & Graphic Design

Printmaking is basically where my artistic talents went commercial (Graphic Design). Though I never really knew it; I’ve been a printmaker all my life. Nevertheless, I was formally trained by one of my favorite arts Instructors, Myron Hanson. Classical methods of press making such as lithographic & limestone block pressing and various other additive and subtractive applications of reproduction. Study of these time tested principals have shed light on the qualities & principals that translate into making a great final product as a graphic designer. Though my most current commissions have been heavily computer and web based, some of my recent personal creative explorations have been interdisciplinary projects combining large format printing, wood fabrication, screen printing & relief fabrication using repeat patterns on digitally warped grids.

Title: “Mira Mira” Art 2 Move 2. Materials/Processes/Techniques: 32”x51” wood boards. 2 ½ D wood fabricated wall relief “speakers”, tightly draped in a hand drawn repeat pattern, printed on cotton. Backing insulated with composite foam cushioning covered by a digital printing of the same motif as the speakers only set to a informal warped grid.

Side View in the Gallery. All photos courtesy of Claudia Povenski.

View from the floor with speaker demounted.

Detail of surface design and fabric manipulation on the "speaker" form.

Project Description: These assemblages are meant to be less serious in nature and provide the viewer with an fun, attractive and engaging work of art that has charm, feeling and loads of personality. The Music Monsters motif is repeated throughout the two panels in contrasting manners, highlighting the effect hearing various kinds of music has on me.

Dynamic Flow Series 2004. "Lady Love Grows Patiently" 24"x36". Limestone Lithoprint, India Ink and Arcylic on Arches Heavy-weight Paper. These images represent selections from a 12 piece series narrating the relationships of human motion with complimentary strokes brush strokes and brush marks.

Dynamic Flow Series 2004. "Grasp My Flow". 24"x36". Limestone Lithoprint, India Ink and Arcylic on Arches Heavy-weight Paper. This work purchased by North Carolina State University. Once the image was found, the added brush dynamics were added to giving the poses of the figures another level of narration. Check out: http://www.ncsu.edu/arts/students/gallery2007/index.html

Dynamic Flow Series 2004. "She Knows". 24"x36". Limestone Lithoprint, India Ink and Arcylic on Arches Heavy-weight Paper. Sold. This body of work was apart of group show of peers in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Dynamic Flow Series 2004. "Phoenix Rising". "24"x36". Limestone Lithoprint, India Ink and Arcylic on Arches Heavy-weight Paper. This series was not only a popular among many viewer creating great response for commissioned derivatives but also has formulated the ground work for what I am currently focusing on in my work, "tactile painting".

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