I have a linocut print in the current California Society of Printmakers' show titled, Points of Departure. The exhibition is at Bridge Storage and ARTSpace in Richmond, CA and runs until May 25, 2018. There's a reception on Saturday, May 19, from 3-6pm. If you're interested, you might read the nice writeup of the show in the East Bay Express. Hope to see some of you at the reception!
Some of you might remember the linocut print of Northern California's Mt Tamalpais I did a few years ago. Mt. Tam, as it's usually referred to locally, is a classic San Francisco Bay Area hiking spot. It has one of the best day hikes around called the Dipsea - Steep Ravine - Matt Davis Loop Trail, which can include a stop at Stinson Beach.
I'm thrilled to say that this Mt. Tam design is now available on t-shirts, tote bags, iPhone and Galaxy phone cases, pillows, stationary cards for gifts or friends, and other items through Society6.
One of my most popular linocut prints over the years has been this small West Coast map. I've always wanted to make a much bigger one and it's finally done. This new map block print features the airport codes of major cities on the West Coast, including San Francisco (SFO), San Diego (SAN), Los Angeles (LAX), Portland (PDX) and Seattle (SEA). The limited-edition print comes in two different colors and was made by the reduction method (on the first block) plus a second block for the text and flight path design.
"Pacific Coast" airport code linocut print
The Bay Bridge being demolished
I have a soft spot for the aesthetics of the older one and I think it's fascinating to watch how they orchestrate the take down of such a huge bridge. Before it's all gone, I wanted to make a print. It's a project I've been excited about for a while but it took a lot of sketching and planning for it to come to fruition. This is how the linocut print turned out and it's available in my Etsy store.
Linocut print - "Deconstruction" - The Bay Bridge & Port of Oakland
Linoleum block print - close-up of "Deconstruction" - The Bay Bridge & Port of Oakland