Sold! Sugar Cane Twister CTPII

Sugar Cane Twister CTPII

It is the last day of PrintAustin 2021 and the event has been a good inspiration to still live and breath art during these Covid times. That and nature fuel my world. Many thanks to all involved to make these events work, and I truly appreciate Creekside Studio in Austin, Texas to make my photogravure dreams come true. I was honored to be featured during Creekside’s collaboration with Gallery Shoal Creek artist Koichi Yamamoto.

PrintAustin 2021 Catalogue for Creekside Studio, Austin Texas

As an artist, the best thing you can do for yourself is becoming involved and preparing for an event. Forcing you to organize, create and learn new things that expand your skill set. This time around I was required to prepare a video presentation explaining the editioning of the Sugar Cane Twister photogravures. So off I go, purchase a premiere rush video program from adobe and hunch over the computer for hours. Was it worth it? I would have to say a definite yes. The story of the craft unfolded, and I loved how my viewers began to better understand what is involved in the process of making this photogravure. Now, the depth of texture and color, ink and paper can draw you deeper into a story.

And the icing on the cake? The video resulted in a sale! I am very excited that the buyer, who also has another artwork from my PolaVisions series, saw the video and contacted me. They inquired about one of the unique Color Trial Proofs featured in the video that was not even listed for sale. Normally, these Color Trial prints are kept for my private use – but for this lover of art, I knew the art would have the right home.

Conceptually, I am truly gleeful someone appreciated this particular unique print. Sugar Cane Twister is about environmental art and how the past effects the future, and land holds history to be respected. My final split-edition selections for this photogravure series reflects the past and the present. What I feel about this particular one-of-a-kind Sugar Cane Twister proof – is that it visually merges both past and present within one print – to me the viewer feels the morphing of a past era into our current times. Master Printer, Tracy Mayrello, knocked it out of the ball park with these ink colors and Chine collé.

If you haven’t seen the trial proofing video you may watch it here:

Now to catch up on some print signing and begin the story telling of my next two prints in the Telescoping Landscapes series, Ediz Hook, and the Sacred Hoh from Washington. Details coming soon.

PrintAustin/PrintExpo 2021

I hope you can visit PrintAustin online January 15-February 13, 2021, as I am participating with Creekside Studio in Austin, Texas. On view are new photogravure editions for my Telescoping Landscapes series – and Creekside is also hosting a collaboration with Gallery Shoal Creek artist, Koichi Yamamoto. Koichi is a must see!

Also, watch for 2 special events to be held February 6, for PrintAustin PrintExpo. An artist talk with Koichi Yamamoto and a curating prints demonstration by co-founder Tracy Mayrello/Creekside Studio ATX will be held online and registration is free!

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Creekside Studio will be available by appointment only, please contact us

I’ve created a video to explain the process of print variations of Sugar Cane Twister to decide the final edition. If so inclined, thanks for watching!

Telescoping Landscapes

Sugar Cane Twister RTP2

The art of the landscape capture has many layered meanings – realized or hidden, from the photographic eye.  It is not until one looks deeper that the workings within the images are revealed. Visual fragments offer traces and remnants of history that are both environmental and man-made.

In this series of photogravures, Telescoping Landscapes, I explore what we see on the surface, and through the artworks, tell a story held within.

Collaborated with Master Printer, Tracy Mayrello of Creekside Studio, Sugar Cane Twister offers 12 photogravures with blue Kozo chine collè a la poupèe and 12 silver Kozo prints with Payne’s Grey ink. A pre-publication price of $600 will be offered for the first 4 prints sold and will be $700 after pre-publication. Sign up for my news to see the upcoming print variations of Sugar Cane Twister, along with the story behind this image. The printed image is 14.5″h x 11″w and offered on 26″h x 21″w Rives BFK paper.