Saturday, April 19, 2014

ink and water...

Each band results from the lightest touch of a dipped in ink stick on the surface of still water.
Calm, concentrated, avoiding any unnecessary movement and in complete silence I spent a few hours yesterday creating wavy patterns and printing them on Japanese papers. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

stained... word search!

Pages from an old dictionary transformed by some old and tried printmaking techniques: 
(ghost) monotype, trace monotype, ink transfer...
I get such high when I stop being too conscious and let go! 

Monday, March 24, 2014

narrating a nor'easter...

... through digital transformations of a paper fold.
This work was developed while experiencing a freezing spring in New York!

Monday, March 10, 2014

paper sculptures

The last few days I have been exploring the sculpting possibilities of discarded paper;  next thing I knew, in addition to all sorts of discarded paper I ended up surrounded with found, trashed, (or using a more acceptable to some definition...) abandoned objects... and loving it!!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

Glimpses of what I saw and liked, was impressed, surprised and inspired at the Art Fair.
PS I was also impressed by the [arty] visitors at the opening night!
Steve Maloney's "Ride-em-Copter"; be jeweled and charged with a long horn scull... 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Cyan Silhouettes

'night rhythms", paper quilt, cyanotype on Rives BFK - twenty four 13" x 13" squares. 2013
"dresses through my ages", cyanotypes on silk, cotton organza, paper. 2013
left: "offerings", 2014 - right: "cascading truth", 2013
cyanotype on paper, coffee filters, string, cotton yarn, PVA
"stitch by stitch", embroidered cyanotypes on linen squares. 2013
"for all seasons", 2014
"beginning-end", 2013 -  "once upon a time", 2013 - "in the SUNlight", 2010

For the last few months I have been working in preparation for a show I was invited to present, at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft using the cyanotype process.
For me the two elements that define the process, the sunlight and the resulting cyan color, are synonymous with my birth place: Greece, and so this project became a stage to a most personal sequence of thoughts related to my heritage and upbringing, narrated through the cyan and cyan toned variations I created. The show opened last Friday and is in view until March 30.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

sneak peek...

Very close-up views of some of my "cyan silhouettes",  as they are hanging from various spots in the studio, waiting to be transferred for installation at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
cyanotypes-cyanograms on linen, silk, cotton organza


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