Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, ColoradoPatton-Malott GalleryMay 27 – Jun 24, 2022 Anderson Ranch Arts Center is pleased to present String Theory, an exhibition of Mike Lyon’s beautifully crafted stringed instruments alongside highly abstracted portraits of his wife, his parents, his lawn, and himself. “Mike Lyon has been called a father of post-digital printmaking because […]
Overlapping square spirals in white and black over a red ground.
Black and white square spirals on gray ground, the black augmented by spirals in a narrower line width. I think this painting begins to balance traditional materials with novel computed tool manipulation – the process and the image become more balanced.
Because of the way the four sets of spirals overlap in my painting Linda in Black, it seemed to be a perfect design for mokuhanga (Japanese technique woodcut). I isolated the four layers of square spiral I’d generated for the painting into four block plans: The spiral density (the number of revolutions of line in […]
Painted in overlapping rectangular (rather than square) spirals, each of the four canvases that make up this work is different but similar. The colors were painted in the same order on each canvas, but the orientation of the rectangles was varied so that, although the reference images are identical, each painting is different. I think […]
This, I think, is one of the most successful of the spiral paintings. A very simple and highly abstracted portrait of Linda. This one is made of only four layers of relatively large overlapping spirals laid out in a grid 10 high by 7 wide. The layers are offset 1/2 a spiral diameter to the […]
My untitled self portrait for a print exchange exhibited at Southern Graphics Council 2019 in Dallas. Description of processes A print is an image made from a matrix. The matrix is typically an intaglio plate, relief block, lithographic surface, or stencil. The matrix can produce a quantity of like images. The matrix for my edition […]
This was a long LONG process. Large drawings like this always take a long time, but this one took about a month of more or less continuous drawing. Aerialist, Elena Sherman, daughter of my friend, Cori Sherman North, agreed to model. I particularly liked this image of her and made a small drawing in addition […]
Why spirals? Because I can vary the density of my lines in any area without cross-hatching and without lifting the pen. This lends itself to the kind of repeating procedures (program) I’ve been thinking about for quite some time. But curving spirals (where the radius of the circle being drawn continuously expands from or contracts […]
One issue with my simple drawing tools is that, for the most part, the mark produced is uniform in width and color (one exception is a brush. The brush can be pushed into the surface to make a thicker mark or pulled out to leave a thinner one). It occurred to me that, already having […]