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Re: new gums and spots


Love the work, images and gum prints!  Great job!

As a former family therapist, I am studying the series closely! hehehehehe
On Feb 14, 2009, at 2:54:05 PM, "Christina Z. Anderson" <zphoto@montana.net> wrote:

From:"Christina Z. Anderson" <zphoto@montana.net>
Subject:new gums and spots
Date:February 14, 2009 2:54:05 PM CST
To:"Alt List" <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Dear All,
I have not had much time to post lately because I have been busy printing 
gums for an upcoming show. I have added 10 or 12 of these new gums to my 
Family of Origin portfolio page here:


What was really hilarious (NOT) was that I have been in such a rush that I 
coated a bunch of paper and noticed several sheets or more absorbed the 
coating much more readily. Unfortunately I had chosen paper that I had only 
shrunk and not sized yet, thinking it was sized. Well, too late, I wasn't 
going to throw away good paper nor rinse it off, so I continued printing on 
the unsized stuff. I found that if you want to get a spotty 
"autochrome-ish" look, this is an excellent way to go! It was perfect for 
this project because, as you see in the image Love Letter, the mold and dust 
imbedded in the Kodachromes is bad enough.

Here is the URL for the spots, from the image Lovers Past, a small chunk of 
the sky:


The images that are "autochromish" are, for instance, Birthday Party and Hot 
Summer Day. So staining/graininess have infinite possibilities...

Most of these images in the Family of O series are severely brushed to 
remove colors on particular parts of the images to give a more 
silkscreen/painterly look, so they have moved away from the photographic. 
You can see this, for instance, in Alligator Ride where magenta was 
completely removed from the landscape.

Enjoy your Valentine's Day!

PS If any of you are in town, the show opening is March 5 6-9 at Zoot and 
you are invited! I'm having RETRO music and RETRO food (coming up with 
retro food was a hoot, but I am not doing fondue nor tater tots).

Christina Z. Anderson