Month: November 2012

Terribly Helpful Sign

The Terribly Helpful Sign is a simple device to help the user develop awareness of and display a statement about his/her emotional state. Dimensions: 5.5″x7.5″ Framed: 12″ x 16″ Medium: Screenprint Completed: November 2012

Here & Now: A Movement in the Making

I was a speaker during the section of the program for Contemporary and Traditional Mash-ups, since the Here & Now project combines popular media (apps and sticker slapping) and traditional present-minded practice. Here & Now: A Movement in the Making 12th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair and Conference Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Springs, Maryland

Protest posters with CSUN students

I am just back from Los Angeles, having spent an amazing week there working with some incredibly bright students at California State University Northridge (CSUN). I was able to lead 2 groups (about 40 people each) through the history of protest posters and printmaking, and then we designed and printed our own using screen printing. I was invited there by Professor Samantha Fields, who had selected my work to be in a group show called Tomorrowland. Before each workshop, I gave a short lecture on the history of protest posters and its relationship to different forms of printmaking, going through the last several hundred years and then focusing back on the 1968 student protests of Paris. That era was particularly well-documented, and the students were able to organize themselves into an efficient propaganda machine, all because they learned how to screen print. This method of printing enabled them to produce and hang posters that had been conceived only that morning. Of course there were other centers of student protest, but I have a certain fondness for the Paris uprising in particular. Once we had …