Studio has me floored

Like my floor? It is almost done. The tan triangle to the left will be painted in grays next week. My studio is a geodesic dome, so the floor had to be interesting. The tan triangle on the right is actually oak flooring, where I have my easel and print racks for viewing art work. The rest of the space is work space.


This is my small platen press, a Kelsey 6 x 10. It is good for invitations, business cards and small prints in that size range.


Everything is piled up while I paint the floor.


The cabinets to the left are type cabinets. I have over thirty fonts in typecases and the proof press next to the wall is a Potter proofing press. It does a great job with woodblock images, too.

New Woodcut images

It’s been a while since my last post, but I’m excited about these new prints that I’m developing for a show in October at the Searcy Art Gallery. The series of prints and multimedia drawings are based on our recent trip to South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand–with an emphasis on the South East Asian portion. The show will pair my work, an American’s impression of SE Asia with pieces from the collection of Tom Killough. Tom lived and traveled in Asia for most of his adult life. He collected art objects while there. So it will be an interesting positioning of Asian cultural expression and an American’s look into the culture.


Queenstown Pines (black and white)

I printed a black and white version of this block because I will be doing a reduction print on the color version and I wanted to preserve the original cut state.


Queenstown Pines (unfinished)

Still working out color relationships on this one. The mountains surrounding Queenstown, New Zealand (South Island), are covered with pines. They are beautiful, but an invasive species. The South Island originally only had short scrubby trees called matagouri. These pines are located on the Queenstown Hill Trail, which is much bigger than a hill.


Malaysian Mosaic (unfinished)

We visited the Malaysian War Memorial in Kuala Lumpur, and I was impressed by the Islamic mosaics on the floors of the pavilions. Kind of reminds me of Chutes and Ladders on drugs.


Woman Untied


On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years.She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.

Indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, the synagogue ruler said to the people, “There are six days for work. So come and be healed on those days, not on the Sabbath.”

The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each one of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”

When he said this, all his opponents were humiliated, but the people were delighted with all the wonderful things he was doing.