Friday, July 16, 2010

Pangani at Vallise























I have been experimenting with a new (for me) Monotype print process.  With this technique I am printing dry pigment onto paper saturated with ink. 

The imagery is based on my collection of early to mid 20th century Tanzanian and Kenyan wooden busts originally carved for tourist trade and export. 

Pangani is currently showing at Valise Gallery http://www.valisegallery.org/Current.html in a truly remarkable, all Vashon Island artist, show.

Panagni is a 12 x 14 in. Monotype with found object (bone button).

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

"Dog Walkin Waltz"





































I have a new instructor, a minder and reminder.  She is my pup, Aki!  She has come to tutor me in “The Moment”.   Her mantras are “Celebrate the Present” and “Be Here Now”  She teaches by example.  She is, as Pablo Neruda once wrote about his own dog-

Joyful, joyful, joyful,
as only dogs know how to be happy
with all the autonomy
of their shameless spirit.

The image I have posted above named "Dog Walking Waltz" was made several years ago to celebrate the spirit of another wonderful pup who taught me how to dance every day. 

"Dog Walkin Waltz" is a Monotype Print, with gold leaf.  26” x 20”.