Thanks, Susan! I am having a blast with this
project. If you have a venue, my work will be there!
I do have 2 of my gums in the Soho alt show coming
up, Parking Lot series, but not these Family of Origins....yet. It is an
exploration in process.
Interestingly, you being a printmaker, these
scrapey works are more printmakey--I loved working in silkscreen in grad school
so I am moving toward that look. Sam Wang's silkscreens were sooo
beautiful and inspired me.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2008 5:19
Subject: Re: scrapey gum printing
Chris... loved seeing your stuff! You have got to have
a show in the northeast so I can see them in person!
On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 6:23 PM, Christina Z. Anderson
They are separate prints completely, I was just
showing them as education. I always photograph every one of my
finished gums because they are never the same in the borders at the very
least and I usually show my borders in my matting, but I thought the
differences would be illustrative of how an image can change.
Embarassingly, on my old website I had a triptych of
this one print called For Sale. A buyer asked to buy it and when I
asked which one, he didn't realize they were three separate prints. I
lost that sale. So doing this backfires, even though I do have next to
these prints the text that says "each".
Will you post your doubles that you talk about below?
I just love seeing your stuff.
Original Message -----
Sunday, September 28, 2008 1:26 PM
RE: scrapey gum printing
I like the double prints that show work in
progress. Are you printing them for showing in that form or is it just for
Last weekend I actually made some prints that are made
to be displayed that way. Two pictures on one pice of paper showing single
and double gum layers. These were duotones printed from a single
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2008 21:09:30 -0500
Subject: Re: scrapey gum
Are you going to call these scrapey prints Brillotypes?
On Sep 27, 2008, at 5:12:19 PM, "Christina Z. Anderson"
I have uploaded 2 recent images, 2 comparisons each, to my
Family of Origin
series at the URL below. Both
show the more scrapey process I have been
with in gum. Also, the Sunbather image shows the severe damage
occurs with slides that are wet, molded, and
stored horribly. I chose to
print those in all
their glory. No mold or dust or scratches are removed
images are printed "as is" except for the
scraping process.I bet Gawain
Weaver has seen a
few of these in his tenure at Eastman House. I
find them fascinating in their natural
What I use to scrape with which is an incredible
little tool is a teeny
slanted brush called the
1/8 Connoisseur 066 W-Taklon Scrubber. It
take off anything...http://christinaanderson.visualserver.com/portfolio.cfm?nK=5571&nS=12&nL=1
and Gregg Kemp, I wholeheartedly agree--this list is the BOMB! Gees,
wished **I** lived near Diana and she'd lend me
her UVBL too!!!
Christina Z. Andersonhttp://christinaZanderson.com/
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