Sunday, September 22, 2013

Print in Progress

Another print in progress, slowly building layers and details. I never know exactly how they'll end up.

 :: bird and moon ::

:: pillar and torque ::

Saturday, September 21, 2013


:: before, August 11th ::

:: after September 21st ::

 The same spore print, taped to my wall, has completely changed colors, transforming from a pale sage green to a rusty ochre color. Strange processes.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Stem and Stave

Wave runes shall you make
If you desire to ward
Your sail-steeds on the sound.
On the stem shall they be cut
And on the steering blade
And burn them on the oar.
No broad breaker will fall
Nor waves of blue,
And you will come safe from the sea,

- from the Saga of Volsungs

 :: Stem and Stave, Marianne Dages, 2013, letterpress print, polymer and type ::

:: detail ::

 :: detail ::

Monday, September 9, 2013

Progress III

A print in progress about Iceland. Little glimpses for now.

 :: knots and boats ::

 :: symbols, maps, settlements ::

:: pillars ::

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Process II

More process and progress in the studio. Making prints, thinking about Iceland, playing with textures and surfaces and odd techniques. A good day in the studio.

:: an etching like texture achieved on the Vandercook ::

 :: brass and printed bits ::

:: boat/torques, a shape that has been on my mind ::

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Love and Rockets

My good friend, ceramic artist Jason Bige Burnett from the Penland Core Fellowship is getting married and asked me to make a wedding guest book for him and his awesome husband to be. The theme was vintage and sci-fi. For the cover, I used the beautiful letterpress design from their invitations by Beth Schaible of Quill and Arrow Press (also fellow Core Friend!) and inset it into the grey buckram cloth. 

I was so happy and honored to make this book for my dear friend. Congratulations, Jason and Michael!

:: Inset Cover, Letterpress by Quill and Arrow Press :: 

 :: Grey and blue buckram cloth ::

 :: Vintage Book Illustration ::

 :: Left, Screenprint scraps that were given to me by Kevin Mercer of Large Mammal ::

 :: Left, another Large Mammal super Screen Print Scrap, vintage rockets ::

 :: A library card ::

 :: With a special message ::

:: The sky is the limit ! ::

Monday, September 2, 2013


Working with photographic processes as a substrate for prints. Chemical clouds of silver, crystal compositions, alchemy...darkness and light.