Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Outside Inside

biking home from KKV one day: total contrasts. Sunny and dark clouds
full action in the screen printing workshops

At KKV all these days teaching the summer course in big format screen printing. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

teaching the summer course again

The summer course in big format screen printing began it's second printing period this week. I so enjoy seeing what my students are coming up with and how they start mastering the technique - but I sure am wasted after these long days ... 

Friday next week they'll exhibit their work. I'll be back with more info about it later 

Friday, August 16, 2013

sketching in real size

Normally I sketch in scale - like 1:10 - for big size commissions, but for this suggestion I've been feeling I need to see it all in real size as well. This is to be my art piece for the preschool I made the visual play with in spring (another commission than the one with Superman/Snowwhite)

I'm very happy having a bigger studio these days!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

checking the fitting

I've tripple-checked the measurements for the hand rail - and made a real size 2D copy of the hand rail to test the fitting - to avoid any unpleasant surprises when it is time to mount the art piece. So everything should be fine ...

Monday, August 12, 2013

... and then superman

It feels great to finally see this commission taking form in real size. But in some way I feel like I'm working on a miniature now... because compared to the one I made two years ago it is kind of small. Superman above is one meter tall. The Phantom having a luncheon from 2011 would be - if he could stand up in his full hight - two and a half meter tall. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Snow White in progress

Snow white in progress; with distances marked out and then in a break when being welded by Arta. 

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

back working!

I was waiting and waiting for a rainy day to go back working - not been that many rainy days this summer - but finally I had to go back anyway last week (in spite of sunshine).

I'm now in the execution phase of this commission and it's exciting to see it all take form in aluminum. I like the way the aluminium looks in this phase in the workshop; rough edges, scratched and dirty with fingerprints. In some way I would like to keep it like this, but that's not what I promised to do ... so I can't.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Thursday, August 01, 2013