I make my frames from scratch, and it takes many days from start to finish. All the hard work is worth it, look how good my block prints look in my hand made frames. I’m so proud of them, I put. my signature on the frame.
I’m part of a project, called artZine. Each month, visiting artists collaborate with the community of a different small town to create a self published magazine. each month, there is a theme. April’s artZine will be on the 23rd, and our theme is “I remember when…”
this activity is free and open to the public. April 23rd, at the barn in Rabbit Hash, KY. There is still time to draw, paint, write, print, or create an entry however you are inspired. We’ll meet from 10-4pm.
for my entry, I chose to make a linocut of Maya Angelou’s famous quote because it illustrates the abstraction of memory, and the importance of kindness. Rabbit Hash, KY.
This video shows a little bit of what goes on during the 2 weeks it took to make this reduction woodcut of a river village (Ripley, OH) on the Ohio River.
My background as an artist is in many mediums, but primarily painting. This project is part of an experiment to see if I can print similar to the way I paint.
Because the block is destroyed as part of the printing process, there is only a very limited edition of 12 available.
Here’s a timelapse of my latest 11 color reduction woodcut.
I use the same block for all 11 colors…carving a little bit away each time
a virtual look around at my studio for you folks who can’t make it tonight…live, unscripted unedited ken swinson goofyness.
un vídeo de mi taller para mis amigos que no pueden venir este noche. en vivo, sin editar, en inglés ken swinson el payaso.
a project I am working on with my sister, who is a music teacher…now including verse 2: Julia was a birdy…the animation is a little bit clunky, but you can get the overall idea.
UNos de mis proyectos con mis hermana (una maestra de música) ahora lo incluya parte 2: Julia fue un pareja…la animación es un poco rústico, pero pueden comprender el idea general.
I want to introduce you to my friend, Sue Ellen Gorman. she’s a painter out in Lewis county, a rural region of Kentucky. Her neighbor, Laura Mays (18 years old), made the music. there is a lot of talent in that part of the state!
Last week, I spent a week as the ‘Artist In Residence’ at Longbranch Elementary School. Their art program works with a non-profit organization, called Faith 2 Move, to incorporate global awareness into their curriculum. I collaborated with 850 students to make this video about water. Enjoy!
I had a great time on my road trip over the weekend. Thanks Mimizita for introducing me to you family and village.
yo encante durante mi viaje de la fin de semana. Gracias a Mimizita por me presento a tu familia y pueblo.
My morning run is so pretty…not sure if it comes through in the video, but I was experimenting with a video app called, hyperlapse, to make it less shaky. hope you all have a great day.