Download Mike Lyon Press Release from Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art (PDF) Mike Lyon: Post-Digital Prints and Drawings March 1 – April 27, 2013 “Until the early 1990′s I was all about the eye-hand coordination required to draw and paint visually (paint what you see). Then I became intensely curious about how image was communicated through the [...]
I promised Linda that I’d complete a king-size bed for Andy’s room before Andy and Lauren arrived home for Christmas — and I came through! This was an interesting project. The idea was to make a mortise and tenon bed frame to support a plywood platform and memory-foam mattress – with fabulous stacked spherical posts. [...]
Who wouldn’t fall instantly in love with the amazing, multi-talented recording and visual artist, Maggie Rose Mull? Certainly not I, and I am not alone (if you can unravel all those multi-negatives)! The inimitable Maggie Rose Mull “Let’s Fall in Love” ukulele style As Eric Fischl spoke at the opening of America Now and Here, [...]
My intern this year, Madeline Cass (who is responsible for scanning and data entry of my collection of Japanese prints – see woodblockprints.org), and her roommate, Kit Landwehr, modeled for me June 8. Years ago I’d really loved printing the stripes of a seersucker robe and Kit’s striped dress was a natural for another attempt [...]
After painting a large (4.75 x 12 feet) sheet of heavy watercolor paper with red acrylic paint, I drew 20 images of Sarah jumping using white and black ink pens. Then cut the sheet into four 25 x 70 inch sheets, each with five figures, pasted them with wall paper paste, and adhered them to [...]
I usually visit Santa Barbara, California two or three times a year to attend meetings and practices at Shotokan Ohshima Dojo. This year David Altman, one of my closest friends, and I traveled together to Santa Barbara for a special practice for our rank. One of the most interesting to me artists profiled in Paul Catanese and [...]
Marishi-ten – in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism, Marishi-ten is the goddess of the heavens, goddess of light, and a solar deity. Although Marishi-ten worship predates Zen, it is geared towards a similar meditative mode to enable a warrior to achieve a heightened spiritual level. Losing interest in issues of victory or defeat (life and death), he [...]
Commission for Bunni and Paul Copaken on the occasion of Paul’s 75th birthday. This large portrait of Paul on his bicycle hangs in their Aspen, Colorado home.
Excerpted from POST DIGITAL PRINTMAKING CNC, Traditional and Hybrid Techniques A&C Black Publishers, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc (pages 119-128) Chapter 10 MIKE LYON The ink is what makes the image… regardless of what made the marks, the paper has no knowledge of parts of the block that don’t hold ink -to the paper, [...]
Deeply engraved intersecting spiral themed double bed for my daughter Allegra’s bedroom. CNC routed 3/4 inch MDF (medium density fiberboard) frame – all parts cut from a single sheet of 3/4 inch MDF – plus a 3/8 inch plywood platform to support the memory-foam mattress.