Monday, February 22, 2010

Finished Squids


Scanners never seem to do some images any justice and of course this scan doesn't really portray the soft blue glow of dots when viewed from some angles but I'm posting about the completion of my Bioluminescent Squid edition. I did the last run this past saturday and dusted the prints. The photo below better describes the effect of the interference powder.

Also finished and flourished with my asian chops are the Anti-Squids!

There was a flurry of activity at VABC this past saturday. There is a Vandercook press that is getting worked on and Garrett had all his tools out to do the job. It was neat to see the inside guts of the machine.

Josef was pulling some etchings off of a really neat material he found. There were no acid baths necessary. Everything was done in dry point and he did some really beautiful proofs of a gnarled and winding pine tree, a sitting bear, and this wonderful mushroom seen here.

Not pictured was Frank who was busily sketching at a nearby table. It's nice to work with peers on similar ventures. You can take breaks from printing to see what everyone else is up to!

3 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

The Squids are absolutely squidelicious, just gorgeous!

Annie B said...

Those squids rock! So do the white ones glow in the dark? I like the anti-squids, too. They look like old engravings from a science book. Nice job.

Pistoles Press said...

Thanks muchlie Annie!
The white ones actually have a shimmer to them that changes in the light but is mostly blue.