June 21, 2013

figuring







This is definitely one of the more tedious parts of my process – printing out letters and numbers and phrases in various typefaces, point sizes, etc., then taking it to the studio and trying it out. It ends up taking a few rounds of attempts before I feel like I have gotten it right. Then it's a matter of tracing the letters onto mylar, positioning them on the fabric panel, and tracing them again in pencil. For such small detailed lettering, I haven't found a better way to do this. I am trying to get better at keeping track of things though. So if you look at the bottom two photos, you will notice that I finally got wise and labeled the point size next to the line of type. Why didn't I think of that before? Who knows. Making art is a constant learning process, and usually a very humbling one at that.

p.s. I had a visitor to the studio today – photographer Kristin Gladney came by to shoot some portraits for her new project, Portrait of a Creative. This was the first time I've been professionally photographed in the studio, so am excited (and anxious) to see how they turn out. Stay tuned! 

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