My show “Uncovered Prints and Drawings” is on exhibit at Bar Antidote in Vergennes, VT, through the spring. The show features prints and drawings executed in my NYC studio and Robert Reynolds’ printmaking studio in Branford, CT, in the early 2000’s.
Thanks so much Elsie Lynn Parini from Addison Independent for the reintroduction to Vermont. Its great to be back in my Vergennes studio. I’m looking forward to the Vermont Open Studio Weekend in May for my grand re-opening. In the meantime, the studio is open by appointment or chance this winter.
Our bodies make prints in some physical capacity everyday. We make footprints in the sand, leave handprints on the doors we open, and in some cases, give fingerprints after being arrested…
My latest group of monotypes, examine how my own fingerprints have slightly altered over time due to scarring, burning and loss of tissue. The original linear design of our fingerprint confirms our existence while the aged fingerprint tells our life story.
I find it symbolic and natural to use a monotype process to produce a unique print of a unique fingerprint.
I’ve started to get into the habit of wiping off excess oil paint from palette knives and brushes on common studio objects and pieces of fabric. This is a piece of felt that’s been used as my painting rag for the past year and now its evolving into a painting.
Thanks to John at Vermont Art Supply, Tim at Holbein Artist Materials and Jack Sheehan for helping me get my printmaking press set-up. I’ve been experimenting with monotypes, painting, drawing and collage combination techniques and am looking forward to a long winter of making prints.