Inspired by the summer theme for the First Exposure participants, I contemplated my own changing landscapes. Since I work from home and spend lots of time cloud gazing, I thought that would be an excellent starting point. These prints are what happens when my printer runs out of ink.I thought the transformation to apocalyptic, ominous skies was cool and, indeed, the landscape was changed.
I went gaga over a silly doll catalog while at a friend's house and she sent it to me. With dolls shot like models for a high fashion magazine and claiming to be representational of women around the world, the catalog was fascinating. I tore it down in to tiny pages and combined them with the brightest, candy-colored papers I had around. Polka-dots and stripes in shades of pink, blue and red mix it up with fragments of doll images.
A coptic bound book that is made from scrap paper originally used in between damp linocut prints. The pages were used as drop cloths on my flat file during a few different projecs and developed very nice patterns and splatters. I tore down three large sheets into a small book with a dozen signatures. The size allows you to focus on individual splatters, brush strokes and ghost impressions.
I love the parade in San Francisco! I took over 500 digital images and, of course, I had some film cameras as well and those negs are floating around here somewhere, so those will wait for another day.
I took a few hundred pictures while on a road trip to Santa Cruz. The impressionistic blurs of trees and highway passing create a lush book with a lot of activity. I printed it double sided on a variety of papers creating layered signatures.