July 30, 2011
AUG 6, 2-3pm:
DCHS Benefit &”CLUCK” Book Signing/Talk with S.V. Medaris
Free event, door prizes, auction…
Join DCHS in welcoming Sue Medaris for a talk about the life (and artwork) of raising chickens, peafowl, turkeys and more on her farm in the Driftless Area of Southern Wisconsin. Funds riased at this event support efforts to build a coop for the homeless chickens in DCHS’s care. Door prizes, drawing for 3 hard-cover CLUCK books, live auction of an original print by S.V. Medaris, and more!!
Dane County Humane Society
5132 Voges Rd,
Madison, WI 53718-6941
Phone: (608) 838-04130
Contact : Jan Viney at email@example.com
July 4, 2011
Drying as we speak (or “curing” since this is oil-based ink which is already dry to the touch….), this 4 color reduction woodcut is printed on handmade paper I made in June. It’s 100% cotton, pigmented rag paper (with added sparklies). Closeup at bottom shows the gold sparkling through…..
Your Days are Numbered Cornish Cock!
'Your Days are Numbered Cornish Cock!' * 22in x 16in * 4 color reduction woodcut on handmade paper (click to enlarge)
This is a Cornish cock or Broiler or Cornish Cross. The breed is raised for meat.
The print was made for a folio exchange entitled “Your Days Are Numbered.” (how perfect is that for my seasonal practice of raising animals for meat??!!? Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity). Actually, for the folio they are cropped down to 10in wide, which makes the rooster seem even bigger still (unable to fit into the scene’s dimensions). 22 of the 49 prints were sent off to the folio, and the other 27 I will have available to sell as is (16in x 22in).
Typically, growers butcher these guys at about 8 weeks old. I like ‘em mature, so I let them grow till they’re ginormous and each one dresses out at about 12 lbs. or so. This way, one chicken can be made into various dishes, and frozen, to feed us for over one week.
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And here’s the final closeup of the Avocado Gold paper that I love. See how it sparkles and how the black ink looks exactly like what it comes from: petroleum distillates….
Oh, and when looking up to see how to spell badass, I came across these awesome definitions of the word at the Urban Dictionary.
July 1, 2011
Awesome day yesterday–got to print all day uninterrupted (thank you J!!!). Just in from studio now at 3am the next day…
1 more color to go in “Your Days Are Numbered” folio. The edition for the folio will be trimmed down to 10″ x 22″, but I printed a bunch more to be at 16″ x 22″ for a more standard size for a separate edition. Here’s some pics (one more color–black–to go). Features one of the “Fat Bastards” (Broiler or Cornish-Cross chickens raised for meat).
First off, the paper! Handmade at the paper lab at the Art Lofts this summer. I call it “Avocado Gold.” Check out the sparklies!!!:
And here’s the edition (some of the 50 total prints) with one more color to go (black):
And a closeup of the Fat Bastards (minus black):
Each print is 22" x 16" woodcut print on handmade, 100% cotton rag paper. 3 of 4 colors printed here.
Last color, black, tomorrow. Will post when finished and get a moment.