"Fires of loss"

"Fires of loss"

"Fires of loss," the first print in this photo, at 44 inches. Hung in the Art Walk at Longmont United Hospital August 2017 through early November 2017.

"You were not made for this world"

"You were not made for this world"

Hanging at Longmont United Hospital, "You were not made for this world," at 44 inches. On view, along with several other pieces, August  through early November of 2017.

Prints laid out for jury viewing at NCAR

Prints laid out for jury viewing at NCAR

"I Shall Have No Life," "It Speaks In the Same Voice," and old favorite, "Toll" laid out for jury viewing Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Each year, the Community Art program sponsored by NCAR, and its educational affiliate UCAR, hosts shows by about ten different artists. 

XK, Canada and Wilderness

XK, Canada and Wilderness

Opening night in Marietta. XK at 44x56 inches, Canada and Wilderness at 24x30, framed almost identically. This is the Marietta West Cobb Family Counseling Center waiting room (transformed, of course, for the party).

Me, with Black Rising

Me, with Black Rising

"Black Rising" at 36x24 inches, gorgeously framed and hung in the Marietta West Cobb Family Counseling Center. It is a favorite.

Black Rising

Black Rising

In Marietta, Black Rising hangs at the end of a hall between the doors to two offices, with an art spot on it.

Please Hold Still and Black Rising

Please Hold Still and Black Rising

Please Hold Still, cropped a bit from its original 36x24 inches, hangs in the waiting room of Marietta West Cobb Counseling Center, with Black Rising at the end of the hall. 

Black Rising and Toll

Black Rising and Toll

Toll hangs in an office, Black Rising in a hall. They are about the same size, 30x24 inches.

Me, with Please Hold Still

Me, with Please Hold Still

I'm crazy about the frames Avery Gallery made for these pieces. We used spacers instead of matting, and chose a variety of wooden frames that compliment the paper used in each individual piece. That framing is an art I knew; now that I've participated in such a large project myself, I wonder if it isn't something like book design.

Please Hold Still and Princess

Please Hold Still and Princess

Princess hangs opposite a mirror, which is impossible to photograph. I spent a long time standing in front of this piece with a woman who would not believe that it was a print. Though the game of creating an illusion of depth is an artifact of the work I do to reveal and highlight the texture in the papers, it is a very convincing illusion, and people are inclined to reach out and touch the pieces. 

Toll

Toll

Shines at the Marietta West Cobb Counseling Center Show in its faux silver frame.

Canada and Wilderness

Canada and Wilderness

Canada and Wilderness were intended to hang together, and are framed similarly, but not identically. We eschewed matting and chose wooden spacers instead to keep the glass off the paper.

XK, Canada and Wilderness

XK, Canada and Wilderness

Hanging in the Marietta West Cobb Family Counseling Center waiting room.

Final Prints Curing

Final Prints Curing

Each newly made print hangs for several days to allow the inks to outgas. And us to admire them. These are the pieces for the Marietta show: "The Princess," "Please Hold Still," "Toll," "Black Rising," and "Wilderness" printed on the Epson P9000 (there in the lower left corner) at 24x30 inches.
 

The Princess & (the) Pie

The Princess & (the) Pie

Pie poses for scale while our Epson P9000 printer produces a 56x44 inch proof of "The Princess" on Enhanced Matte.

Please Hold Still

Please Hold Still

A proof of "Please Hold Still," with a spider plant for scale.

Pie & Black Rising

Pie & Black Rising

Another proof. It pleases me to say so because the final at this size -- 56x44 inches -- is even more stunning.