|Of Years Again Completes Itself|
8.5" x 11"
I haven't done true printmaking since I was in college, so I was a bit nervous when asked to participate. Luckily, I have been hauling around throughout my years and travels piles of proofs, half done prints and a lot of who knows what from my years in college. So, I began my archaeology dig from flat file to flat file. I was thrilled when I excavated a series of proof prints I did in Jim's class. This particular series of half-done prints were part of a special project I was doing for an Advanced Printmaking class. The base of this piece is a lithography with a cream color roll. I decided to add a mix of all the mediums I have used since graduating college. I added sumi ink, graphite, lino-cut, encaustic and oil. If I could have added a found object it would have been a complete history of my art making to date.
Jim taught at Illinois State University from 1976 until 2009. He was recognized by Illinois State University in 2000 as a Distinguished Professor and on November 1, 2012 as Outstanding Printmaker.
You can see Jim and the complete portfolio at the Normal Editions Workshop website: A Community of Printmakers