Graphic Art Autumn 2018

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Now in September, I am trying to push some boundaries of this ink decalcomania. It seems to work best at small sizes, but I would love to develop some techniques to make it bigger. A few recent sessions did not really help me much, in my quest. I changed a few methods around, to experiment with my tools and procedure. I got some decent smaller size experiments, but the larger ones are less than what I was hoping. Here are some of the better results. In general I think recent changes resulted in overly dense and busy compositions, and tended towards murky colors.

Imprint-Canyon1_14x17_15Sept2018.

Imprint-Canyon2_14x17_15Sept2018.
Imprint-Texture2_18x24_15Sept2018
Imprint1_9x12_15Sept2018
Imprint2_9x12_15Sept2018.
Imprint7_14x17_15Sept2018
Imprint8_14x17_15Sept2018

Quick survey of experiments in early October, inspired by the spores of a fungus called Pisolithus tinctorius, which I have been observing for years but had not yet tried using it to make ink. These are a few of the better results from those experiments. I feel like I am reaching a place where the work looks like it was a natural occurrence rather than an act of creation, and I am very happy about that development.

Spore1_6Oct18_16x27
Spore Glossolalia 0Test_6Oct18_9x12
Sporescape2_6Oct18_16x20
7Oct18_inks9_14x17
7Oct18_inks6_14x17
7Oct18_inks3spores_14x17
7Oct18_inks2spores_11x14
7Oct18_inks1spores_18x24

Week of October 15 (2018) I tried to push some limits with both ink and marbling. I really don’t feel that I had any breakthroughs, though. I like a few of these, (maybe I will comment later on). I am only showing some that I liked better – and not showing some that I will destroy or maybe try to rework.

Imprint3_18Oct2018_14x17
Imprint5_18Oct2018_11x14
Imprint8_18Oct2018_9x12
Ink&Imprint1_18Oct2018_18x24
Ink&Imprint2_20Oct2018_18x24
Marbling1_18Oct2018_18x24
Marbling2_18Oct2018_18x24
Marbling3_18Oct2018_9x12
Marbling4_18Oct2018_9x12
Marbling5_18Oct2018_9x12
RicePaper_18Oct2018_23x27

Early November, back into the bath of fungus inks and mineral pigments. Some of these are rather interesting, in that they feel like they came from natural phenomena rather than through human activity. A few of these might get another little bit of work, if I decide they aren’t finished after staring at them for a while.

Alien Planet Inks 14×17 6Nov18
Burlwood_Inks 14×17 6Nov18
Cave Opening _Inks 14×17 6Nov18
Floating Lakes _Inks 14×17 6Nov18
Green Canyon _Inks 11×14 6Nov18
Open Pillars _Inks 14×17 6Nov18
Quixote _Inks 14×17 6Nov18
Remnant Haze _Inks 14×17 6Nov18
Running Land _Inks 14×17 6Nov18
Sandstone Horizon _Inks 14×17 6Nov18
Sandstone Shore _Inks 14×17 6Nov18
Sediment Crossection _Inks 11×14 6Nov18
Topography _Inks 18×24 6Nov18

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