Friday, June 29, 2012


 :: hecate and mushrooms ::

I've started the process of cleaning up my new-to-me Vandercook No. 4. I'm still a bit in disbelief. When I started cleaning it I kept having to remind myself - you're not at work (I work in a university print shop) you're cleaning your very own press.

 :: clean rollers ::

The cleaning process is a real rabbit hole. There's hard dried ink lurking everywhere and it does not want to come off. It's very satisfying though when you finish one area, like the rollers, and move on to the next one.
 :: ink and paint composition ::

I'm also learning more about the press as I clean it. When I got home and removed the tympan paper. I found prints with the press name The Stone House Press, a fine press in Roslyn, New York run by Morris A. Gelfand.

I found this photograph of Morris.

:: Morris A. Gelfand ::

Thank you, Morris. I will treat your press well.

:: results ::

Monday, June 11, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


nature's weirdness.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Cooking with Vander

:: hello there ::

Is this real life? Do I really have a Vandercook No. 4 Proof Press sitting in my studio, waiting for me to come home? Oh yes.

 :: mike driving the truck to pick up the press ::

Thank you, Mike. I promise, no more new equipment for a very long while. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

an unfinished quality

:: aidan koch, the blond woman ::

:: giorgio griffa, policromo ::

:: semina ::

:: bill adams, muse III :: 

:: yudi noor, milk ::

:: maiko kudo, don't stop singing though it's winter, la la la... ::