2015. The year of realised fantasies.....
Following another brilliant CPCANZ Summer School in January where I came away with a wealth of insight from masters of print Rodney Fumpston and Alexis Neale, I revisited my urge to have a studio just for art making.
So, I asked a friend with a building and he said yes. The press was relocated (many thanks to K&T) and I was spinning the wheel within a week. I'm sharing the space with Beck White. She calls it Disneyland - an exciting place where magic happens.
The new studio used to be a doctors surgery. On one side there is a receptionist booth with sliding glass doors. It is built so close to the neighbouring building a skinny person can only just fit in the gap.
I have been making a lots of new work. Three new etchings (with multiple plates and print processes) and two large series of lino cuts. All the new work is in response to things seen and felt in Mexico last year. It's been a pleasure having the time and space to do this. I've really got stuck in and the self-imposed discipline feels good.
Some progress. I'm learning all the time.
Getting geared up for the next stint of Ink Inc. in three weeks. Check out out space this year here.
Had an interview for Taranaki Arts Trail too.
I'll leave you with some snaps of the past few months. Adios.