Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Sorry this is so brief but my schedule is so crazy right now. We've had some excellent guest artist lectures so far. I had the pleasure of having a short chat with Allison Saar about her childhood experiences in printmaking with her mom who had studied at CSULB in the 50s & 60s with Dick Swift. She seemed to have reminisced about printmaking the same way other kids might have thought about getting to make brownies with their grandparents - but in this case the trays were full of acid! As far as being more open to making things and letting the process help to focus your work, Dona Nelson's lecture about us not having "enough work to have 'work'" made a strong impression. It's something I was aware of prior to hearing this, but it was good to hear someone else say it. It's not an excuse to be sloppy about intentions but a way to not limit yourself too much initially. Anyways, here are a few paintings I've been working on. I'm primarily working on a larger folding screen that has an image on the front and back. The back image is more straight forward, so I'm doing that first. The front side will have a layered imagery and is a bit more complicated in all respects so I'm leaving that for later.