June 19-July 19 2022. La Ceiba Grafica is a printmaking studio in Cuatepec, Mexico. There I explored relief printing and for the first time, I made reduction prints and mokuhanga prints. In total, I made 11 relief images in 1 month. It was a lot of work but I loved being back in a printmaking studio. My prints will be available on my Etsy page soon. Check out La Ceiba Grafica Link.
This is seires of digtal wokrs that INVESTIGATES fluid and GEOLOGICAL forms. This is my fist hand at digital artwork and there is far more to come
EXPLORING NEW ELEMENTS OF MY ARTIST PRACTICE SUCH AS PAPER, AND DIFFERENT LEVEL Of SEEING.
AS THE PAPER BEANS GROW THE VESSELS BEGIN TO CHANGE COLOR, THEY BECOME HABITATS FOR LIFE at THE MICO LEVEL AND INCEST WORLD. AT THE SAME TIME I WAS MAkING THESE misticlouse DRAWINGS WITHOUT REALLY UNDERSTANDING WHY OR WHAT THEY ARE. I BEGEN TO MAKE CONNECTIONS TO THOSE MICO HABITATS AND MY DRAWINGS. I STARTED TO THINK OF MY FORMS AS SINGLES CELLED ORGANISM MOVING AROUND AIMLESSLY DISPLAYING THEIR PATTERNS AS A FORM OF SURVIVAL. PERHAPS A METAPHOR FOR MY SELF.
I'm INTERESTED IN THIS IDEA Of transformation aND CHANGE. I STUDIED PRINTMAKING WHERE PRINTS ONCE DOne they DON'T CHANGE. I'M INTERESTED IN HOW OVER TIME FORMS AND VISUAL LANGUAGE CHANGE, TRANSFORM, AND POSSIBLE GET LOST.
FOR EXAMPLE, I TOOK THE TRIPOD VESSELS FORM USED IN MESOAMERICA HUNDREDS OF YEARS AGO FOR MY PURPOSE. THAT VESSEL ORIGINATED in Teotihuacan and was later adopted by the aztec and mayans. Both CIVILIZATIONS CHANGED the APPEARANCE of the form and i find that FASCINATING how over time things are FLEXIBLE and change. The form had been almost ENTIRELY lost during COLONIALISM but it was until the early 1900's when these vessels REEMERGED USUALLY found in WARRIOR graves. Years later i INTERESTED in further DEVELOPING and EXPLORING this form in new CONTEMPORARY ways.