work from the last couple of weeks

With an upcoming show at the Missoula Art Museum the last couple of months have been packed with new things. I have been using lasercut woodblocks to integrate photography back into my work in a way that I haven't done in quite some time. Come check out the show June 1st - September. There is a reception August 3rd. My kids will not be on display at the show but they are integrated into my instagram. Check out more @sukhaworob

Recents from Instagram

recent imagery from Communities West III. 

Communities West II

Here is the entirety of Communities West II. I have titled each print with the Artist's name. This has been one of my favorite projects to co-curate with Andrew Rice every couple of years and am so looking forward to this years exchange. 

For love of the urban chicken farmer

Urban Chicken Gang
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Although not members ourselves, we have a crush on all those brave urban chicken farmers. Hand silkscreened Urban Chicken Gang stickers are a great way to show your love for the Urban Chicken Farmer. Stickers are ~2"x4" and ship for free in a lovely hand addressed slash studio envelope. 

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more from the collection

I spent the evening going through a few portfolios. Below are some select images from the exchanges. I need a framing genie. *poof* and everything is beautifully framed. The issue with working in frame shops for years has become that it is like pulling teeth to frame anything. This may be why my work turned into installation and works on panel. The exchanges were "Rocky Mountain Response" organized by Melanie Yazzie after RMPA in Salt Lake City and "Disguise" juried by Alexa Unser and David Wischer. 

 woodcut by Eunkang Koh

woodcut by Eunkang Koh

 Lithograph by Kathryn Polk

Lithograph by Kathryn Polk

 woodcut by Melanie Yazzie

woodcut by Melanie Yazzie

 Woodcut by Sylvia Taylor

Woodcut by Sylvia Taylor

 My piece for the "Disguise" portfolio. I believe I was struggling with the weight of moving, leaving grad school, having our first child. I also needed new jeans apparently. Softground etching over a lasercut relief surface.

My piece for the "Disguise" portfolio. I believe I was struggling with the weight of moving, leaving grad school, having our first child. I also needed new jeans apparently. Softground etching over a lasercut relief surface.

 Great hand colored woodcut by Neal Harrington

Great hand colored woodcut by Neal Harrington

Reorganizing and rediscovering gems in the collection

Big changes in the studio over the last little bit. Reorganizing and making a more functional working space in the studio. It's a dumpster fire right now but well on its way to a better workspace. As part of the process I'm moving flat files and re organizing my own prints and collection. I never get tired of looking through trades, purchases and portfolios from friends and colleagues that have come into my possession over the last decade. A longer (and better shot quality) cataloging process may begin in short order but for now here are a few shots of things that brought me joy today. More to come soon. 

 small mezzotint by Art Werger

small mezzotint by Art Werger

 just a bunny. This was a print from a block made for demo at the WaterWorks Museum by Calli Nissen. 

just a bunny. This was a print from a block made for demo at the WaterWorks Museum by Calli Nissen. 

 Detail from a photopolymer piece by Sara Schleicher. 

Detail from a photopolymer piece by Sara Schleicher. 

 Detail of an etching by David Williams. 

Detail of an etching by David Williams. 

 I think this one was by Justin Powell (@justindangerson) from a class in undergrad. Piece is titled "Red Violin" 

I think this one was by Justin Powell (@justindangerson) from a class in undergrad. Piece is titled "Red Violin" 

 detail from one of Julie Williams' amazing  reduction woodcuts. 

detail from one of Julie Williams' amazing  reduction woodcuts. 

 Detail from a many colored silkscreen by Bill Thompson. Dave brought him in as a visiting artist when we were at NAU many years ago. They were printed using hand stretched screens, none of those fancy aluminum frame jobbies. DIY silkscreen at its best.

Detail from a many colored silkscreen by Bill Thompson. Dave brought him in as a visiting artist when we were at NAU many years ago. They were printed using hand stretched screens, none of those fancy aluminum frame jobbies. DIY silkscreen at its best.

 Lastly a detail from a Sean Star Wars print that I had totally forgotten about! Reasons to go hunting back through the collections:) This was part of a grab bag set of prints sold by Canonball Press

Lastly a detail from a Sean Star Wars print that I had totally forgotten about! Reasons to go hunting back through the collections:) This was part of a grab bag set of prints sold by Canonball Press

Prints and pots

rolled out a new Zamenhof's Trials piece to fill a void in the house and finally hung some prints from the collection. My aversion to framing notwithstanding it is great to have Christa Carleton and Jason Clark on the wall. They are both right in front of the dinner table and have provided some good conversations with the kiddos   

 4'x5' stamps on mulberry  

4'x5' stamps on mulberry  

 Dark thoughts with dark lighting. Print by Christa Carleton and a Dave Peters mortar and pestle photo bomb.  

Dark thoughts with dark lighting. Print by Christa Carleton and a Dave Peters mortar and pestle photo bomb.  

 One of my favorites by Jason Clark. Shelf o ceramics with work from Drew Nicklas, Greg Quinn, Jared Gabriel, Ryan Mitchell, Chris Bienek, Ernest Forward and Larry Meagher represented and a Just Noise piece in between it all.  

One of my favorites by Jason Clark. Shelf o ceramics with work from Drew Nicklas, Greg Quinn, Jared Gabriel, Ryan Mitchell, Chris Bienek, Ernest Forward and Larry Meagher represented and a Just Noise piece in between it all.  

Just part of the herd

We have been talking about collaboration and the power of a group of people set towards a similar goal in my drawing class. This has coincided with the start of our linocut unit so as a preliminary exercise I have the students cutting and printing as many cows as possible over the next couple of days. Below is the beginning of the herd and hopefully the beginnings of a few printmakers too;)  

 

Students were given almost no direction about the cows. The only rule has been that during class they couldn't look at any kind of cow reference. 

 The herd in the beginning

The herd in the beginning

 Nothing here but us cows  

Nothing here but us cows  

Doorknob DIY

My class is once again working on woodcuts so I made my semesterly trip over to ace hardware for their largest maple cabinet knobs. Cut off the mounting screw and screw the two knobs together and Voila! You get my favorite hand printing tool all for under $3. This is the tool I used for two years to print the key images on John Buck's blocks.  

 Maple cabinet knob barens

Maple cabinet knob barens