Monday, April 6, 2009


Fresh from an inspiring trip to Europe, I am back in the studio and trying to challenge myself. Above are actual, unique screenprint works/series in progress. I am finding these very difficult to accept as finished works, but that is also what is so intriguing to me. Is a completely unique, non-repeatable, imageless, organic 'blob' of ink, forced through a finely-meshed, sans-emulsion screen with a squeegee, still a screenprint? Is it interesting? Is it art?

These are the kind of difficult positions I like to wander into...if I can push work into the realm of the completely absurd, seemingly meaningless and almost without function, the closer it is to the nature of life.


admin said...

These are beautiful J! Keep them coming!

Courtney said...

A. I really like these.

2. I was fortunate enough to have seen a Richard Serra exhibition in Bregenz, Austria this past Summer. This series of work you are showing here is strangely reminiscent of the 'drawings' Serra was exhibiting. I have no doubt you are familiar with Serra and his work, but here is a link to the exhibition brief:

I know (from how much you have shown on this blog) that your book collection is very important. So, I feel obligated to tell you that there is also a book/catalog that came along with this exhibition.

Hopefully I am on point with this comparison...?

C. Please keep these coming!