Monday, September 20, 2010

harpy engraving

click to enlarge! This is on a piece of Lambert's blue on clear flash glass "B". Its about 13" x 17"
The procedure:
Sandblasted the silhouette--no detail. Just a light blast.
Traced drawing on glass with a razor point sharpie.
Engraved highlights and roughed out some of the shading (not too much)
Used a file to smooth out the tones.
There's some sharpie marker on the mouth. I don't really want to paint that on but I may.

The bottom image is me trying out a layer on the lightbox. That red is an outtake from my piece "Nature".

Friday, September 17, 2010

Eastern State Penitentiary project

From my proposal--a photoshopped image of what a cell might look like filled with the colored light cast by a stained glass window.
Example of the amazing spaces at Eastern State.

Hi all! I am super excited about this bit of breaking noose!
I have been chosen as one of the artists to do an installation at the historic ruin, Eastern State Penitentiary.

For many years, this has been my dream venue--its a truly amazing place. Each cell has chapel-like proportions and a window aperture reminiscent of a cathedral architecture. Not to mention the beauty of the decay....its an amazing place. I aim to make ten windows in all.

I am also working with United State's Artists Project Site to help raise funds. This site has a number of features that may interest people in that one can follow the project, interact with me etc. If you do choose to participate by funding--hey I will send you a present! And its not a tote bag, I promise! Pledges start at 1$, FYI.

You can access my page here!

I will have a blog at that site where I update my progress and my thoughts about the project...feel free to follow along.

I thank you so much for your interest and your support...!!!!♥♥♥♥