Best comment on the show so far:
On Tuesday at about 9 in the morning, a 60-ish woman stumbled into the café and stood in front of my work for a brief moment before whirling onto the Kafka’s staff, who were busy with the morning rush, and hollering
“These guys are 23 years behind the times! Haven’t they heard of Japanese woodblock printing?!”
She stormed out. The staff assures us that “she was wasted”.
I truly wish we’d been there to see that.
What happened 23 years ago?
More constructively, an amazing Vancouver photographer who is known for his mind-bending wide-angle views came to shoot some panoramas of our show last Sunday evening. Click through to visit the show virtually![kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”8.0.0″ useexpressinstall=”true” movie=”/heavyskies1/heavy_skies1.swf” width=”650″ height=”490″ fid=”/heavyskies1/heavy_skies1.swf” targetclass=”flashmovie” align=”left” allowfullscreen=”true”]
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Now that you have a good view of the show, I might as well post my ‘statement’ (Aya’s is on her site):
Lifted Condensation Limit: the flat bottom of towering clouds caused by cool temperatures condensing the moisture out of warm, rising air.
Tadao Ando: self-taught Japanese architect whose designs include spare, angled slabs of unfinished concrete that follow the forms of their surroundings and use light and shadow to create a sense of improbable buoyancy.
Extruded Polystyrene: rigid, light-weight foam, often used for non-load-bearing architectural structures. Its closed-cell structure gives an appearance similar to concrete when used in ink-based printmaking.
Horisusumi: 彫進み “progressive carving”, a printmaking technique using one block to apply multiple colours to a print, carving away new sections of the block between print runs until nothing remains and no further prints are possible.