My focus on my work has always been sort of experimental, either in the way the image was shot, the camera used, the way it is processed, and the way the image is finalized into some sort of a print. The latter is my new focus. How to get my work into the hands of people without them having to pay a lot of money for it. So this is what I have been doing lately. I had to take some creative time off due to working a crap ton, but now I am back in the studio, a little refreshed, with some new ideas. I just finished up some wood transfers yesterday and I have some more in the works. I also want to start working on putting images on cloth, and putting some of my work on t-shirts via screen printing. You say what is the point of taking a beautiful shot if you are just going to reduce it down to one or two colors? Well like I said I am always experimenting. Maybe I can sell a gallery style print of the beautiful shot..but also maybe people love the reduced image on the t-shirt..maybe people might like the not so perfect, worn, look of the wood transfers. Personally I love them all. To me it is doing more creative work with your image than I had originally planned. In a way I am thinking,. "OK, what else can I do with this image?" I have some old license plates so look out next weekend for maybe some of my car images on the backs of old license plates...and I am also going to put a transfer on the body of my mandolin as well. I am stoked about that.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
My wife will be setting up shop in front of the Art Depot on St. Claire Street this Thursday for the August Art Walk. Hopefully I can make it off work in time to get down there also. She will be selling my work and a few necklaces that she has made.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
Man this week has flown by so fast. I have been working 12 hour days at work lately so I've had very little time to keep up with hardly anything, plus add on a trip to Columbus to check out a grad school that I am applying to, and ending up in Hocking Hills at my parents log home for a little rest and relaxtion...just a little bit of rest.This is a shot of the cabin early in the morning with the sun breaking through the trees. Tomorrow back into the studio to resume lots of printing....after I get some sleep.