Benny turns 8 pretty soon. Here he was the first day we got him. That’s my sister-in-law’s ferret cage, by the way. Not Benny’s cage. And when I would work, he would get in my hood and go to sleep. He still does that, but he’s too big for me to work, so I just stand, bent over, for half an hour while he naps. BEST. PAL. EVER.
Benny wants food.
"Ubi Mel, Ibi Apes.” Screen print. Feel pretty good about this one. For those who are curious about the title but are too lazy to look it up, the title means “Where (there is) honey, there (are) bees.” In Latin, Apes=Bees. In real life, gorillabees are not a thing. Hopefully.
Beekeeper prints, hanging to dry. I’ll varnish and tear them down to size tomorrow.
I swung by the undergrad show as well as the print show yesterday and took some pictures of the work I’ve got up.
-Of Gods and Men, woodcut 2ftx4ft
-We Breached the Front Guard, woodcut 2ftx4ft
-Prince Charming, woodcut & chine colle 18x24” (?)
-Cable Knit, wood engraving 3x4”
I know I’ve posted these before, but it’s fun to see them finalized and in frames.
I really get a kick out of doing these little poems/screen prints. They might not be “fine art,” but they make me smile, which is fine in itself.
A quick little screen print I did/poem I wrote. On paper I got out of the trash.
Jesus…the bridge of that nose…those knuckles. That underwater face. Good deal.
Here’s a wood engraving. How does wood engraving differ from woodcut? Subtly, that’s how.
Third screen print: This Astronaut. I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of it.