Here’s a real gem that I learned from my Penland workshop with Barb Tetenbaum: wire printing. Stick wire to carpet tape to book board to a piece of 3/4″ MDF. Shim it up as necessary to make it type high; then print it on the Vandercook! I printed the wire plate pictured above multiple times in different colors, rotating the paper as I went. It has a very delicate line quality.
So simple, so smart. Barb is the best.
“One is afraid of / the self that is afraid of”
“the self that is afraid of / the self that is afraid”
“One may perhaps speak of reflections. / (text by R.D. Laing)”
I made this book under the guidance of Barb Tetenbaum using text from R.D. Laing’s book Knots. I was inspired by a slide presentation by the weaving instructor during my session, Peggy Hart. I realized that I don’t know anything about weaving, and this made me realize that I’m unaware of my lack of knowledge about probably infinite other things. And then I think in circles.
A lot of things became more clear to me while making this book: it’s ok to ground ideas by using someone else’s text, it’s good to play and simplify, I’m really interested in incorporating fibers into my work, and I want to make more traditional codices. Even though this is a lepporello.
Hope you all are doing great. xoxo
You guys. Penland.
To be honest, I’m a bit at a loss for words. So… here are some photos.