Tuesday, August 5, 2014

An interesting artist and some new work in process and a bit of other stuff

I’m at Spider Lake for the week, it’s an annual thing, an art retreat with my friend and fellow artist Terry Hart Brancheau.  Yesterday we went in to town, Traverse City, for lunch with friends and a stop at the Dennos Museum to see the current exhibit.  We were blown away!

Seungmo Park is a Korean artist who works in metal.  This is one of the images that is several layers of wire mesh, each layer carefully clipped so the end result is what you see here….

Seungmo Park at the Dennos 1

And it’s huge, almost floor to ceiling.  You can see more of his wire mesh art here.  It’s worth a look, his work is amazing.  The following photo is Terry standing behind one of his landscapes.

terry at the dennos

There was also a Warhol exhibit and when Terry and I wandered into the children’s play area we found a fun motion detector that showed on a huge screen.  Here are a couple examples of us playing….

terry and liz at dennos 1terry and liz at dennos 2

We’ve also been making art.  On the first day I worked on more Little Gems, still not finished but progress.

little gems 8

And yesterday I did several more starts and collage papers….this is the the mess that is the first stage of most of my work these days.

Monday's clutter

And here are a few monoprints; the next step will be to add collage, my fake Chine-collé. 

beach cottage to collage house of many colors to collage

sis and sis to collage shack to collage

The buildings are wetcanvas images which artist have permission to use.  The two on the right are from Lisilk who always has photos I am drawn to.  You can see more of her work here. The two women, Sis and Sis, my mother and her sister and that’s what they always called each other.

What is Chine-collé you ask.  It’s  is a special technique in printmaking, in which the image is transferred to a surface that is bonded to a heavier support in the printing process.  It requires a press which I don’t have so I do the monoprint and then add collage. I have done it with a press, when my friend Annie still had her press.  This is a real Chine-collé

pear print chine collé small Okay, it’s time for me to get back to making art.  I’ll post again at the end of the week.

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