POSTED ON Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 17:38
Today I made my first book available to patrons on Patreon. Each year I decide upon a project for the whole year. Sorta like a drawing-a-day. This year I decided to create artists books one each month. These fit on a single sheet of paper. 8.5 x 11 inches, letter-sized US.
I'm making the whole collection available for download as they are completed. I expect to have a collection of 12 books one each month.
The first book is a selection of digital drawings I made for my 2020 project called Digital Ink. This one includes a poster backside that can also be printed separately.
POSTED ON Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 13:37
It's hard to believe but I've been in my studio for more than a decade. We did major work when I moved in to make the space clean and efficient for me to make work. I was lucky enough to have an air conditioner left from the previous tenant. It kept me cool for many a summer day. also managing the incredible humidity that Philadelphia offers.
Just before the pandemic stay-at-home order came down I tested the air conditioner and it groaned a sad groan — then it died.
POSTED ON Monday, January 18, 2021 - 12:08
I’ve begun work on my year-long 2021 project.
Sat down this week to start work on the first book here’s a peek at my first thoughts in my studio journal.
POSTED ON Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 12:18
This is art I bought from artist Selma Dronkers who also makes drawings. I finally reached my goal for #artistsupportpledge Her studio practice is in the Netherlands. I'm so happy to contribute to the effort that has stimulated a worldwide creative economy. This effort began to support artists and makers around the world who have had a very difficult time sustaining earning and maintaining their practices.
POSTED ON Saturday, December 26, 2020 - 12:12
I’ve been very busy end of year in my studio. Finally after all of the renovations that ran from February then stopped for on and off for a bit in March to September. (COVID) Finally finished in September. Not everything is back in place but my work area is absolutely awesome. I still have to move this bank of drawers but that won’t happen until March when I get my new air conditioner installed.
The counter top is glass, an old deli case front. It weighs about 400 lbs. and is 9 ft long.
POSTED ON Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 16:55
I’m excited to announce my year-long project for 2021 — a small single-sheet artist book/zine collection. This collection will be available to all patrons including the $3/month Studio Journal level. It’s like buying me a cup of coffee each month. If you join in January you will get the full set of twelve.
Inspired by numerous single sheet artist's books out in the universe, I have decided to make works that can be digitally shared with my patrons and collectors.
POSTED ON Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 13:12
Sharing the work of Odili Donald Odita
I have always loved colorfield paintings, geometrics, and minimalism. I haven't even finished reading this article but wanted to share it because I find this work very interesting. Fresh even after all the work that has come before it. You'll have to follow the link since I'm not willing to use images without permission.
Here is a statement from the artist:
POSTED ON Friday, October 9, 2020 - 15:49
I remember being in New York and all my friends would be talking about Jackson Pollack. As much as I appreciate his work and it’s place in history I was more interested in Lee Krasner.
After Jackson’s death she took over his studio a place to make grand sized works. Make them she did.
POSTED ON Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 11:38
It's great to be signing my catalogs and packing them up for shipping. I use Priority Mail regularly.
I'm pleased to support the USPS (United States Postal Service) and remind everyone to support our postal carriers and workers. Contact your representatives to speak out at the dismantling of this service. It delivers so many important packages, prescriptions, and government checks. The Postal Service employs a huge number of veterans.
You know what to do. Contact your representatives, demand DeJoy be fired.
POSTED ON Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 10:45
This is the second of my series of limited edition buttons made from scans of drawings from my 600 Drawing Project. The button is a detail from drawing 4x4-326 : SEA GRASS.
If you join at VoxBox or above you'll get the first button and future releases.
20194x4-005 SEA GRASS
Montana Marker on Strathmore
Size: 1.25 inch Signed and dated Limited Edition 100