Blackrock Editions is now accepting reservations for my next print release Hand with Hummingbird and Lover’s Eye. It is a copperplate soft ground etching with aquatint and spit-bite techniques. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Navajo Water Project. When Blackrock approached me on a collaboration for their Progressive Print Project―prints with an aim towards donating part of the sales to a charity of the artist’s choosing―I felt honored and delighted to be able to help in some small way. The plight of the Navajo Nation and the Native American community in New Mexico during this pandemic has touched me deeply especially because of friends who have suffered losses and illness. I asked a Navajo friend how I could help when I learned of the print collaboration and she very graciously sent me a list of organizations. After many months of work (with the added challenges of socially distanced collaboration) and several iterations of printers and artist proofs we are finally able to offer it to the public.
Blackrock Editions and I are very pleased to announce the release of The Watchers, a limited edition of 14, four-color lithograph print―the result of a printmaking collaboration from March through October 2020. The Watchers is evocative of nineteenth century lithographs with its delicate line work and elegant combination of warm and cool grays ranging from deepest black to palest pink french gray. Working on the limestone was a wonderful experience as not only did I feel connected to an old traditional medium, but the stone was responsive to the lightest and most delicate marks. This collaboration is truly a labor of love consisting of several weeks of planning, drawing, adjusting, and proofing to achieve the final print. For purchase inquiries please contact Blackrock Editions via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to thank the staff at Blackrock Editions, especially master printer Steven Campbell and Joshua Orsburn for their commitment to craft and artistry. They are a not so new printmaking studio, having their roots from the venerable Landfall Press. Blackrock Editions was formed in 2020 as a fine art print shop with a focus on under-represented artists including women artists, artists of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Please follow them via instagram @blackrockeditions