Saturday, August 30, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

fish bones v 2.2


Alright, alright. This is a landmark day in my 366 days of block printing. I had my first real bloody injury. I wasn't even carving, I reached into the box of tools and sliced my finger on the blade I use to chop of the blocks (not one of the actual cutting tools). Not too bad - no injuries for 241 days.

Anyway, here are some fish bone prints...



Monday, August 25, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

hab dich



Yesterday was my last day of my last week of summer camp for this year. I had a Famous Artists camp and a World Crafts camp. And a bunch of HIGH energy students. Thanks y'all, I had fun and I'll see you next summer if not sooner!

FAMOUS ARTISTS
[Jackson Pollock]



[Joseph Cornell]




[Alberto Giacometti]



[Henri Matisse]



[Alexander Calder]




WORLD CRAFTS
[Mexico - dia de los muertos nichos]




[Japan - Daruma Dolls]




[Ghana - Adinkra printing]



[America - Kachinas + weaving]





Here are a couple shots from the other camps...

[digital photography - they Photoshopped these shots to make it look like they were flying]


[preschool camp - she's got udders, 'cause the theme was farmers!]



kojo baiden



I don't mean no


I don't mean maybe. I spent last night Rockin' the River with Rhett Miller. I like to be right up close, in what I call the spit and sweat zone. Here's what it looked like...






[and here's a dog I met after the gig, just because I like dogs]


Friday, August 22, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

sankofa


[from africawithin.com]
The word SANKOFA is derived from the words SAN (return), KO (go), FA (look, seek and take). This symbolizes the Akan's quest for knowledge with the implication that the quest is based on critical examination, and intelligent and patient investigation. The symbol is based on a mythical bird that flies forwards with its head turned backwards. This reflects the Akan belief that the past serves as a guide for planning the future, or the wisdom in learning from the past in building the future.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

wawa aba


This week I'm doing World Crafts again in summer camp, so I'm back to the Adinkra symbols (moving on from the Polynesian/Oceanic stuff I've been doing.)

peace.