Monthly Archives: October 2011

Dance Lessons

For my first experiment with polymer plate printmaking, I created a silly 32-page mini book.



No, no, I don’t really suppose to teach anyone anything about dancing.

The book was printed using two 8.5×11 polymer plates. The prints are double-sided and cut down to size.

Here is what one of the pages looks like:

Dance Lessons was printed in an edition of 8 of which a few copies remain. Leave me a comment or e-mail me at wrightsuzanna [a t] gmail [d o t] com if you are interested in collecting your very own!

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Mountains Beyond Mountains

In the summer I was hooked on painting trees, and now that it’s fall I can’t seem to get enough of doodling mountains…

(Have you ever flown over the Rockies?)

              

(Did you catch the musical reference in the title?)

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Double/Double (And film exchange!)

When you’re working with film, you never know what might happen. A lot can go wrong: You set up an elaborate photo shoot only to discover that the camera never advanced the film; The developer doesn’t coat the film in the developing tank; You experience a light leak somewhere along the way; A scratch appears…

Or you can embrace the mysterious nature of film and play around with it!

I ran my last roll through the camera twice but it was misaligned the second time around. The result is 3-ish separate exposures on every frame.

Would YOU like to do a film exchange with me?

Here are the guidelines:

  1. Shoot a roll of film.
  2. Rewind it most of the way (don’t forget to leave some leader!).
  3. Give/mail it to me.
  4. I’ll give/mail one to you. Shoot on that roll of film.
  5. Get the film processed and printed.
  6. Mail me one set of prints and I’ll do the same for you!

If you are interested, please e-mail me at wrightsuzanna [ a t ] gmail [ d o t ] com

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Woops!

It isn’t usually advised to trim your own bangs with craft scissors.

 

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Abstract Planimetrics

An early attempt at woodcut printmaking using a piece of burnt and discarded plywood.

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French Nut

One evening during Université Sainte-Anne’s French Immersion program, we cracked open peanuts and worked on our doodling…

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Wood… wood… wood?

I have done a bit of woodworking in the past but I wanted to explore the materiality of wood in a new way. A friend found a chunk of oak in Queen’s Park and he took it home for me. Marveled by the beauty of the rings, I leveled it then used a wire brush to raise the grain. I began printing the rings by hand onto newsprint.

I decided to push the project towards sculpture. What products do we manufacture from wood? Paper, cardboard, plywood, particle board, veneer…? Is it possible for these materials to imitate their parent?

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