Above are two sweet little cameras that arrived in the mail yesterday. A gift from someone thoughtful enough to provide the perfect distraction from the drawing. I haven't shot film in years and am very much looking forward to playing around with these and seeing what kind of surprises appear....the kind of magic that only happens with film. It's not just the fact that they are cute and vintage and analogue, but that this is a gift colors the nature of the object....in a very good way.
at 18.5.12 Posted by elan
I love it for all its flaws and grace.
The calligraphy is amazing....I'm told it is Khmer.
I've never measured the length unfolded but it's about 15" in height and I would guess it might unfold to nearly 12' in length.
I was asked to contribute some images to a talk on collecting artists books as a part of a group Book Arts show at Illahee Gallery. Always good to work through a deadline. In doing this I ended up unearthing books I hadn't seen in years and now have out and enriching the my spaces in my studio and home.
this is a work in progress...not yet finished, but i think it's kinda fun to take a look at the process and so i would like to document this one i work along on it.
it's a 4'x4' panel and i'm using a couple of different materials here: house paint, acrylic/gesso, guache, a variety of inks with a crow quill pen for those tiny lines in the details.
it's taken four days to get to this point with it....building up those tiny lines can really swallow up the time.