Aug 182018
 

Happening Soon!

Visit Ground Zero Printmakers in their unique printmaking studio on historic Fisgard Street in China town as part of the festival.  Check out the many other venues at Integrate Arts by going to: integratearts.ca

It’s a great opportunity to visit a working printmaking studio, meet the artists, and buy original art at very reasonable prices.  GZ members will be on hand with portfolios bursting with mini prints.  Buying fine art mini prints is an economical way to start collecting original art or add to your collection.  And, you’ll support local artists!

 

Lunar Study 6  is one of the mini prints I’ll be offering for sale.

Mini Prints
Mini Prints have a long history as a standard for international print biennials.  Many Ground Zero members and other local artists participate in these shows in Tokyo, Romania, France, Spain, and Vancouver. It really is a window on the world of art. In the past, communist block artists were able to send the tiny prints somewhat secretly by post out of the country.
Vancouver’s Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE) is held every two years. This exhibition is a showcase for small scale works measuring no more than 15cm × 10cm, and is open to images made using all printmaking techniques from traditional line etching to contemporary digital processes.
Some of the prints from my Bliss limited edition that were shown at BIMPE will be for sale at Ground Zero.

Opening at Ground Zero Printmakers Society is Friday August 24 from 6 t0 9 pm.  

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Aug 182018
 

Beginnings:  CNC Engraving

These latest small hybrid prints are part of Sewing Lessons, a large printmaking installation project I will exhibit at X Changes Gallery here in Victoria , May 2019.

The project has taken on a larger than life scope over the past 3 years, and led me into the exciting world of hybrid printmaking.

This method of engraving polycarbonite plates is done by converting a lens based image with a computer program.  Then CNC table engraves a line image on the plate.

Sewing Lessons:  A Well Oiled Machine

This new print for my installation are based on a photo image of my first sewing machine. Other methods used in the print are emboss, chine colle, and monoprint.

  The Lace Makers

The engraved lace pattern on this plate sits on the right.  I added carborundum, and pronto plate chine colle.

Cut One 

A CNC laser engraved plate has a fabric-like pattern that supports the chine colle pattern pieces.  The bottom of the print is embossed with more chine colle.

Just bought this excellent book, Post-Digital Printmaking, by Paul Catanese and Angela Geary.  Everything you wanted to know about post digital printmaking but were afraid to ask.