I am currently in Icleand working ona VIDEO for "THE WEREFOX," my lated release of recorded music. I'm working with Jasa Baka, at an art residency called "Inhouse OuterSpace."
I've mostly been a woodcut printmaker these last few years, and now some music has burst forth.
Recorded HOT to 4-track cassette over two studio days in Portland, July 2019, with Mike Coykendall, Taylor Kingman and Nina Yates.
The limitations of cassette recording have proven to be the strengths of cassette recording, as the simplicity keeps it strong! Mike Coykendall and I spent total of 3 days on the 2 songs, Werefox and New Moon, from start to finish.
ABOUT THEE PRINTED ARTS:
Woodcut is a very exciting medium to work in. It’s limitations are it’s strengths: there’s NO undo button, and you want to work with as few colors as possible, because each color means carving a new block. This forces one to do MORE with LESS.
At 15, I started working in a print shop. Today, laying out images and figuring out how they could be printed is in my DNA. I got all the old world print training just as those methods went out of common use, and so I have a foot in the past and a foot in the future.
Around the same time, I started doing posters for friends’ bands, and I’ve kept it up. Lately I’ve been transitioning from working for others, to simply working as a woodcut printmaker.
ABOUT THE WOODCUT PROCESS
There's nothing like that first moment of rolling the ink on the block. You may THINK you know how it's going to turn out, but there's always some surprise!
Each block is hand-drawn, and then hand-carved. A different block for each color, properly lined up, creates the color images as they are inked up and run through the etching press!
PRINTING (this makes it look quick and easy, but there are always problems to solve!)
CURRENT NEWS FROM THE STUDIO
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