I’ve been busy printing, binding, and scanning books.
My teacher Don Crow has been talking a lot about looking, really looking, and I’ve been applying this to books: how we look at and read books, how the structure and material and presentation of the physical book affects how we approach it, and how context affects reading and looking.
This page is my favorite page, “to hug a large man for a long time” in teeny tiny type.
I made finger-shaped chalk, and then photographed it. I’m not sure exactly how to handle the finger chalk: performatively? interactively? as an artifact-object on display? photographically? So I am going to try all of these things.
I made… this*, thinking about touch and human connection and the moment we come together and what we can build.
Critique is on Thursday. High five!
*A photoshopped photo collage? Oi.
Selected excerpts from what I’ve been up to.
I’m ready for the open house.
I can’t decide if I’m going to keep that little joke in there or not. Ha!
You guys. I am so full of gratitude for the community at the Ashantilly Center. The reception was wonderful; many people showed up and they were excited to see what was happening at the Ashantilly Press. Harriet and Sara and the board put together a beautiful reception, and Nicholas and I helped visitors print on both the C&P and the little Vandercook proof press.
Thanks, thanks, thanks! I’m missing Ashantilly already!
(All of these photos were taken by Harriet Langford. I was too busy explaining typesetting and making prints, and encouraging people to use the corner rounder.)
Josie and I collaborated on a sign for the party. Those hearts are something, no? She also got a lesson on exclamation marks.
I’ve recently received some beautiful natural materials from my rockin’ lady friends: turtle bones and horse hair and human hair and eggshells to incorporate into the nests I am building.
Thank you x 10000000000. I really can’t say thanks enough.
Above, check out the beautiful eggshells from Luz. The colors!
This week I cleaned out my undergrad prints, organized my letterpress goodies, made signage, and reserved a spot to sell things at Art Mart. And invited everyone I knew.
You guys. Last night was so much fun. It was super rewarding to show and talk about my work, and I felt so much support.
So, thanks thanks thanks! xoxoXXOO!