Really swell looking woodcut series
This suite of woodcuts is dedicated to Blair R. Case, an honest craftsman and Revolutionary War re-enactor, who instilled in me a reverence for tools and workmanship through his pride in making. QUIET is a pictorial noctuary of craft, process, and routine inspired by that reverence. Craft, in a contemporary setting such as this, has fallen by the wayside. This short comic of woodcuts highlights the process of resurrecting an old, often forgotten tool, by means of relief printmaking. Routine of working in the familiar setting of graduate school is tempered with the contemplative and often quiet home life, where the object made and the actions of making continue to wander the mind in a restless state of questioning.
QUIET, Adam Case Leestma, 2012 - 2013, Woodcut (& Letterpress in the title page)
scans and a small statement from my graduate thesis. enjoy!
I regret that it takes a life to learn how to live.
Gizmodo Visits Common Press (by Gizmodo)
Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.
Photoset with 2 notes
Trying some new things, photo polymer on wood. Only God know what I’m doing…. And of course why I’m doing it. Mmmmm….prints.
Mitch Mitchell, Distance Arc, Quilted Newspaper, Silkscreen, Rust, Inflation System, Timing Electronics, 2012.
Amazing resonance experiment with salt
Using a vibrating metal plate connected to tone generator, Scientist Bruss Pup performs scientific magic by seemingly controlling and manipulating grains of salt to dance in specific patterns.SCIENCE
Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.
— Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via volumexii)
Deus by United Visual Artists
Deus is UVA’s first photographic show, held at the Smithfield Gallery in London, June 2009. The exhibition contains a series of large-scale photographic prints exploring the effect of artificial light on man-altered natural landscape. Introducing huge artificial light installations to some of the most secluded areas of Britain, spaces were momentarily changed and photographed. With Deus UVA have aimed to evoke the same emotive quality their installation work has, only distilled into single images.
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