In mid-July I will travel to Venice, Italy for a three-week artist’s residency at the the Venice Printmaking Studio, located on the island of Murano. My goal for this residency project is to create a body of work that will visually reflect and respond to my experiences as I explore this famous region. The title of this project, Ancient and Beautiful will focus on reflections of decorative elements found amongst the historic architecture. These will be large-scale mixed process prints, combining woodcut, screenprint, and acrylic wash effects. I will then exhibit the prints at the conclusion of my residency period in their facilities, as well as other venues to be determined upon my return home in mid-August.
I feel very fortunate to have been chosen for this opportunity, but it is going to be expensive… I have just launched a Kickstarter project website to help me achieve the financial backing necessary for this trip. I have set my goal for $500, which is actually only a small portion of my expenses – travel, residency fees, art materials, food, etc.
CLICK HERE to see the website and make your pledge today. Every pledge comes with a tangible reward, so you literally get something for giving, and we all win – hooray!
The way Kickstarter works is simple: I have set a $500 goal. If I reach it, and beyond, I get all of the donations, and you get one or more prints! If I fail to reach my goal I get zero, zinch, squat, nada. SO, please consider making a contribution today, even if it is small, because every little amount helps to add up! click here!
I thank you in advance for your support. ;o)
Below is an example of a project I completed this spring. I intend to use this experience as a springboard/idea for the prints I will make during my residency in Venice, Italy in July/August.
tools and carved woodblock
woodblocks that have been printed, stained with ink
blocks were then printed onto fabric and attached to make this banner.
each panel is 11″ x 11″, 7 panels total in series.