Multiples

 

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I just finished an edition of a new artist’s book that I like a lot. It’s been a long while since I’ve worked in multiples. I usually create one-of a-kind pieces, but for Submerged, I decided to push myself and make more than one copy. Three to be exact – a very small, hand-painted, variable edition. There is something so beautiful and satisfying in creating multiples of something. A clean stack of cut boards, three folded spines,¬†identical clamshell boxes and fifty-four hand-painted pages.

Gallery Visit

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This weekend while visiting family in Berkeley, California – I took a side trip across the bay to sunny Marin County. There, I saw an intimate show of works on paper by Richard Diebenkorn. ¬†Hosted by the College of Marin and organized by the Diebenkorn Trust, the exhibit¬†consisted of small collages, drawings and gouaches never before shown. Growing up in the Bay Area with an art-loving mother, I was exposed to Diebenkorn’s work at a young age. I loved his bright colors, and later as a beginning painter, I was influenced by his compositions – especially his Ocean Park series. His work still speaks to me today – he is an artist I will revisit again and again.