Category: Printmaking

Memory Palaces: on Remembering

Memory Palaces: on Remembering

| June 2, 2017 | Reply

This last year I have faced some $24,000-question-type problems: the question of when to respond with practicality, and when to respond with the heart. It’s been a year of tricky problems: human problems, daughter problems, sister problems, caregiver problems, mother problems. These have proven difficult to navigate with the tools I have honed through my profession, as it seems to me that design prides itself on the practical, and is suspicious of the whiff of sentimentality

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Remembering: Some thoughts on Memory

Remembering: Some thoughts on Memory

| May 29, 2017 | Reply

This week I have been working on my show at Millitzer Gallery, Remembering, and working on a few site-specific pieces to accompany the set of ten silkscreen posers I made last summer and fall. I wrote this reflection for the exhibit:

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Cross-Disciplinary Projects: How Blended Disciplines Activate Change

Cross-Disciplinary Projects: How Blended Disciplines Activate Change

| July 5, 2014 | Reply

In “Impressive: Printmaking, Letterpress and Graphic Design,” it is noted that there is a movement of graphic designers looking to hand printing to recapture the sense of the human, unique, quirky, visceral mark that makes printing come alive. When designers incorporate printing techniques in their design solutions, the results resonate deeply and when educators encourage interdisciplinary investigations in the classroom, the solutions richer, and students find this hybrid learning experience life-changing.

Printmaking, design, education, and advocacy are historically linked in the work and collaborative teaching of Sister Corita Kent in Los Angeles in the 1960’s and 70’s. Her spirited work and inspirational teaching style creates a long-lived poster tradition in California. This link between cultural advocacy, printmaking and design is on the rise again in a small press movement in the US: in St. Louis, there is a street of such small presses thriving as community hubs of activity and exchange.

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