On Friday I took two buses to an office park in Carlstadt, New Jersey and then walked a quarter mile to Color X. Marshland on my left, office buildings on my right.
Once I entered, the first thing I noticed was the floor. Marbles. Symmetrical marbles.
Phone books –> vector files –> large prints on plywood.
Test Prints… The white pigment is in a separate cartridge, and there’s a special process for applying it.
After I was pleased with the colors, I ran off to work, and Chris picked the finished prints up that afternoon.
Please Note: Fun is to be had by walking to the left.
Package from Charlotte – pens for my shrine this summer + this book. Thank you, Charlotte!
Pet Cemetery under a bridge, SF
The excuse for going to the west coast was tagging along on the first leg of Mike’s tour –> lots of late nights in bars and bathrooms like this one.
Outside of Seattle
I’ll save the Redwoods for a separate post …
In case you were thinking of doing an image transfer onto balsa wood using Mod Podge, I tested three different methods for you.
Method One: Inkjet print coated with Elmers; Balsa coated with Mod Podge. Smoosh together and leave overnight.
Result: Worked fine but it didn’t look quite right until it was dry, so I didn’t realize it turned out until a few days later. Also, the Elmers warps the wood. The colors are bright and the glue is glossy.
Method Two: Inkjet print coated with Mod Podge. Smoosh to balsa and leave overnight.
Method Three: Laserjet print (from a photocopy at Staples) coated with Mod Podge. Smoosh to balsa and leave overnight.
Result: Worked fine. Colors are less bright than with Elmers. Matte finish. No warping. Image seems to be more a part of the wood rather than something that sits on top of it.
I don’t believe I’ve introduced my new blowfish on this blog yet, though he’s a familiar site on Facebook. He’s about the size of a basketball.
Her website is here.
These are basement spaces in Northern Manhattan decorated by superintendents. They combine private/communal spaces and aesthetics. Also, I love the introduction of nature imagery into these concrete, utilitarian rooms.