Saturday, November 26, 2011

Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop

I do most of my etching work at the wonderful Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop (RBPMW) on 39th street in NYC. The top photo is me at RBPMW working on one of my latest etchings. The photo underneath is also at RBPMW and shows a view of two of the Charles Brand presses, artist Beth Sutherland working on one of her etchings, and beyond her is the aquatint box and door to the acid room.

Over at Tom Cathey's blog he has a post about his visit to RBPMW which features shots of the workshop, including one of Beth's prints in the drying rack and a photo of me describing my process to botanical artist, Mindy Lighthipe and artist, Patricia Wynne. It was a pleasant surprise to see Mindy there as I hadn't seen her since my days at the botanical garden in 2003, training to become a botanical illustrator (a short-lived dream of mine back then).

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Fine Art of Polemic Politics

"Title Page" Sandow Birk first came to my attention a few years ago when I was introduced to his woodcut series, The Depravities of War, in a book by the same name.

 I just read an article about a new project where he and his wife, artist Elyse Pignolet created two maps of the world, one from an American, politically conservative point-of-view and another from an American, politically liberal point-of-view. I had a few chuckles reading their maps.

Here's a link to the article I saw online at the Huffington Post. And also there's a great post about it over at the New American Paintings blog.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Carrier Pigeon Magazine

Monotype, © 2010, Elana Goren

My work (including the monotype, "Scream" seen above) is featured in the current issue of Carrier Pigeon Magazine which is celebrating its 1st Anniversary! Stop by the reception for the 1st anniversary exhibition on November 18th (see detailed info above) and check out this beautifully crafted magazine and some of the original works that have been featured in Carrier Pigeon during this past year.