Sunday, September 29, 2013

Works in progress

This fall I started my second semester of grad school at Memphis College of Art.  I am working on two different series of works combining calligraphy with painting and bookbinding.  Here are some in progress:

These are canvasses and wood panels, covered with joint compound. I inscribed some unusual "letterforms"and then painted over with acrylic glazes. More to follow as they develop.

Photos from Phoenix workshop "Casual Caps"

The Phoenix calligraphy guild hosted my for a weekend workshop the weekend of Sept.14th. Here are some photos of their classwork:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Summit International Calligraphy Conference

This summer's calligraphy conference was held in Colorado Springs. It was an inspirational venue.  It was a relatively small conference, and felt like a giant family reunion. Here are some photos of my time there.

This is the view of Pike's Peak from the window of our classroom.

 I was in Laurie Doctor's class, Resolute Imagery. It was a 5 day class, and by the end all of us had bonded as a group. Here are two of the large pages that were later cut down to create a journal:

I also worked on some large paintings: acrylic washes on a large sheet of Arches Text Wove paper

Here's an opening spread from my journal:

 Vendor's show -- handmade brushes by Keith Lebenzon

More scenery:

From Show and Share -- pieces from Yukimi's class:

Our class's table at Show and Share: