It’s that time again! I have this set aside and packaged, ready to go to 1 lucky person! Printed on high quality watercolor texture paper with archival inks, it is a must have. Please LIKE my page and share this image!
So a few months ago I decided to start the SLOAN ART MICRO GIFT. The goal of this was to help an artist create their work, and purchase up to $150 worth of art supplies for them to continue their practice.
I am pleased to announce the winner of this was Erynn Richardson. I sincerely hope that this purchase of supplies will help you continue to make your work, and thank you for taking the time to apply.
Please check out her work above, and her website linked below.
I own many objects I consider to be emotionally significant. In fact, most of us possess certain items we are emotionally attached to. These objects may be souvenirs, relics, gifts or heirlooms. The commonality is the fact that they bear the burden of nostalgia; they represent a moment that is no longer present.
My art making process is built around objects imbued with narrative. Based on selected objects, I make labor-intensive drawings and etchings. My print based work employs thin mulberry paper, which I iron with beeswax. I then cut multiple prints into pieces, reassemble them into new forms, which I hand-sew to larger sheets of paper dyed with fiber reactive dye.
The finished pieces are ephemeral and ghostly. The built up layers of sheer paper further obscure the abstracted drawing. The dyed paper appears bruised and strained. Upon close inspection the thin lines evoke hair and the carefully stitched elements become more apparent. Strings of thread hang and tangle while the sewn pieces of paper float and sway, casting faint shadows.
The notion of nostalgia is a romantic idea that I am skeptical of, however, I find that I am unable to overcome the feelings I have for certain items I own. Through my process I seek to commemorate the objects as well question the disparity between my skepticism of nostalgia and my inability to overcome personal longing.
What you would do with the items purchased for you / how would your practice improve with these items on your wish list:
I graduated from my MFA program recently and I have since been seeking ways to adapt my practice to my current conditions. While in grad school I had access to a full print shop and large studio, which allowed me to make large print-based work. I currently cannot afford a monthly fee to access printmaking facilities and I am working from my small home studio.
I have recently shifted my practice to have a stronger emphasis on drawing. After several trials and errors I have found the right combination on media: Rapidograph pens and hot press water color paper. I was able to buy a set of the technical pens second hand and I have been working a vile of gray ink I had previously purchased.
Through my artistic investigations I have seen my work grow and I am pleased with the direction it’s going in. However, my inability to financially invest in new materials has left my new body of work stunted. I would like to use the micro grant to buy a full set of Koh-i-Noor ink, a cleaning set and two blocks of watercolor paper. The full set of ink would allow me to incorporate an array of colors and values into my work, giving it a stronger visual impact and more variety to experiment with.
Just a few photos from my artist alley table at PhatCon last weekend. Phat Collectables is a comic book store that has expanded to numerous locations across Southern California and they have hosted two small con-type events this year. The second one was pretty huge! Thanks for having me, I had the pleasure to meet a lot of new people.
Also vending at this event were my buddies Tom Hodges, Abe Lopez, Mike Vasquez and Richard Garcia.
Thanks to Ryan, Carla, Daniel, Laney, Alice and Ian for stopping by and saying hi!