I had this confusing idea about somehow showing my code in a drawing. The drawing would be a self-portrait and the text that piled up to communicate the image would be the code that the pen followed in order to draw the text that made the image. A very circular process. You can read about […]
My studio assistant (the late Nico Gogan / Carrie Riehl) and I used the CNC to drill two holes for the wire stem in each of hundreds of leaf-shapes and cut them out from a frosted acrylic sheet. Then I took them home and heated them on baking sheets in our oven and, wearing oven […]
I also generated machine drawing toolpaths for several watery landscapes which Dolphin Printing output as archival prints.
In late May and early June I produced a 40 x 27 inch drawing in black and white ink pen on paper I’d painted gray. The drawing is of Carrie, Johanna, and Ross standing on my platform and I’ve always called it “Sniffing Armpit” because Johanna kept urging Carrie to “sniff my armpit” and Carrie, […]
In January, 2014 my then studio assistant, Carrie Riehl, walked in one morning wearing shorts (in January?) and showing off her new 2nd hand red, white, and blue leather jacket and I said, “let’s go photograph you right now!” In May I generated sixty drawing layers of red, yellow, blue, black, and white squiggles intended to produce a drawing […]
After Mom died, Dad moved back to Kansas City from Aspen where he’d lived since the late 1970’s. He invited several of his old friends to join him at my studio and then lunch at the vegan restaurant across the street, Cafe Gratitude. Morton Sosland is one of those old friends and joined us at studio […]
Hal Wert teaches History at Kansas City Art Institute. Hal was Vice President of KCAI in 1988 when students there asked me to teach them karate and self defense. I made an appointment and met Hal (he was wearing a business suit and tie). I asked whether the school would allow me to teach and […]
Cutting acrylic disks for assemblage during January and February, 2014
Carrie, Ross, and Johanna in yukata (summer kimono). Here I was playing with black and white ink over intense colors. The colors were pigment dispersions in water – the robe and body colors were brushed onto the paper register with the eventual drawing, then protected with a cut-out mylar mask while the background colors were […]
Used a tiny router bit to CNC clear acrylic sheet into gazillions of two-inch diameter slotted disks. Then began assembling them into … slotted disk constructions?