I've been living in Valencia, Spain for about three months now where I'm pursing a masters of artistic production at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. For the first time ever I've learned how to work the gouge and dry point engraving processes.
My oh my has this been really fun to learn.
I'm super happy to share with you you the fruits of that labor:
seipolan print on paper
image: 20x30cm (~8x12in)
run of 50
“Intralaced” continues in the isometric weaving series I began a year ago. The movement of how the tubes weave in, through, and between themselves provides my being with a great sense of tranquility (and reminds me a lot of psychedelic experiences). Our professor recommended I use seipolan, a type of PVC flooring material, for its ability to leave very clean lines.
acetate print on paper
run of 20
“El Baboso” is, in a way, a self portrait. Despite the effort I express to meander through the Universe consciously, at times I’m still blind and confused and emotionally “drool” all over myself. Acetate is essentially a clear plastic sheet. One of its benefits is that it doesn’t need to be polished or prepared like a copper or zinc plate. It’s also worth noting that this is the first time this style of mine leaves the sketchbook into a more distinct work.
I have prints available of both if it strikes your fancy to support a blob in Spain :)