I got out the solarplates I made a couple of years ago, and printed them relief instead of intaglio. This got me VERY excited about solorplates all over again. Of course, I need to order some--I have a couple left, but they may be too old to work anymore. I cannot do one as a test because it is raining and you want a clear sunny day to expose the plates to even UV light. I am thinking I will try this madonna, that I photographed the day we took Kiyoko to the Carmel Mission after the Haiku Retreat at Asilomar. This was in 2000 and I had my first digital camera. I took a lot of nice pictures that day and am still using them in various ways. I just modified this one to be only black and white, and plan to make a solarplate soon. It is fun to go back to old photos and things learnt in the past.
I wonder who carved this Madonna (or is she is a saint) or do they even know? In printmaking class yeaterday Alan said that many artists have been terrible people, and maybe the art we have left is the best of them.
Today there was heavy rain, yesterday too, and a windstorm is predicted. And already people have told me to stop worrying about the Sierra snowpack and drought. . .
PS: Did you notice?? Today is 2/22/2008. If you add all the twos, you get the eight. I thought this was interesting. I can be interested in very little, some people think.