Ellida at the Sea

Ellida at the Sea
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Monday, May 11, 2020

Sun Earth Man, Wood Block Printing

This is Sun Earth Man, a woodblock print. This video documents its creation

This print is $29.50 to purchase. You can also become a Patreon Subscriber and receive a new handmade print in the mail every month. Please consider subscribing.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Drypoint Printing The Pythia

The Pythia
Drypoint print on paper 5 x 8 in

Drypoint is an intaglio printing method wherein an image is incised into a hard plate, usually copper (or in this case, plexiglass). 
The image is scratched into the surface using a sharp stylus. The plate is then covered with ink and wiped clean, with the incised lines retaining ink in their grooves. 
This plate is then run through a printing press with a dampened sheet of paper on top. The paper is dampened so that it is pliable enough to be forced into the grooves of the plate by the pressure of the press. 

Unlike other intaglio methods, like etching and engraving, the incised lines of the drypoint plate are shallow and depend for inking on the sharp raised burr along their edges.  As the plate is used the burr deteriorates. As such, only a few prints can be pulled from a drypoint plate. 

However, even a used plate retains a ghost of its incised image and this can form the basis for further development

New lines are scratched into the plate over the old, and the combination of the old dull lines with the fresh dark lines produces a richer tonal range. Each stage of development in the plate is known as a state, and each state represents a separate edition of the print. 

The plate continues to be workable in this way so long as the artist can continue to scratch the surface. Too many incisions across a given area can lead to pitting and cracking. 

That's how Drypoint is done. Thank you for reading.

This print depicts a woman experiencing a visionary state, in which she is mentally abstracted from her physical environment. It is named for The Pythia, the priestess of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. The Pythia was believed to be a medium for divine prophecy, delivered to her in ecstatic trance. 

This print is available in each of its first two states. 4 prints are available of each, $45 a piece. 


Sunday, March 22, 2020

Dora Mina Prints for sale

Prints of my 2019 painting, Dora Mina and the Man Entering the Room, are now on sale here
Available in all forms, posters, wall hangings, pillow covers, prices start at $12.35.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Gramma Heart Sun

Portrait of our Grandmother, for my cousin Betsy
Mixed media on wood panel 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

What teareth?
And what breathes?
And being in thine hands

What beareth
What leads
This being that thou art?

And being that thou art
What beareth
And what leads

This being in thine hands,
What teareth?
What breathes?

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

I edited this video highlighting the conclusion of the Brook, Peterson, Salmieri debate recorded at OCON 2018. Here they discuss why there are not more voices for reason in today's culture. 
Watch the full debate here