Knowing full well I would probably never have the hand strength to carve a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood, I went about making a plate that was one quarter that size.
At the same time I have been working with our local art museum,
Lake Eustis Museum of Art, to organize a home grown version of paver printing. I had seen it in books for years---how hard could it be?
Well, we are about to find out; not only are we going to do it in Eustis
at the museum on November the 4th. Before that, I will be printing in Atlanta on October 8, at BIG INK. The far more experienced and famous Lyell Castonguay will be showing us how to print on his giant portable etching press. My piece came in as one of the smaller ones, but large enough to participate.
Locally, this is our first venture into large format printing, so this portion will be open to participants and volunteers only.
Later in the Spring we will have an exhibit and I'll keep you posted on details.
This kind of printing is very much a team sport. Each print requires many hands to complete. Just like the OPEN Studio approach, I wouldn't have it any other way.