We had Open Studios on the Coastside and in HMB this past weekend. I was so happy because that was one of the things I hoped I could participate in when I moved, but for five of the six years I've lived here there has been a poor or no OS scene. It was tacked on to Silicon Valley OS I think, but no one really associates the coastside with Silicon Valley.
About 200 people came through my house and on Sunday I did a print making demo with Kristine Wong. She worked on her linocuts with Speedball water-based ink. I used litho ink on this linocut I managed to pull together on Sunday morning, before Kristine arrived. It was crude but did the trick.
Birds were the theme, por supuesto.
My mind kept racing through the questions "will putting the **********s* in there just fuck it all up or will it be interesting?"
I'm pretty happy with how they all work together, and the addition of the butterfly graphic from a 2008 New York Times magazine was a element that really brought it all together.
Posted by Laura McHugh at 2:02 PM