Got a few warm and fuzzy photos here with my incredible Faculty Ellie Herman and Tracy Templeton. I am so grateful for their mentorship, challenges, and general support. As well I've got a photo with my WONDERFUL mother, who came all the way out to Indiana from Oakland to attend the opening and gallery talk. Finally, there's a few photos of me in my intense gallery talk outfit. #postmodernprintmaking #graphicprintmaking #Printmaking #comicart #comicbook #comic #thesis #tracyt
Really happy and proud to post images of this show with Molly Fox. What began as a single-work collaboration in Cross-Disciplinary class turned into a lovely, complex, and thought-provoking show. It represents my first foray into Textiles and a continuation of many of my interests in installation and notions of Imprint. This exhibition very much pushed viewers into uncomfortable, funny, and genuine interaction with one another. Working with Molly was incredible! I can't wait
Had a great time learning a thing or 999 about producing mezzotint plates with the master, Guy Langevin. He had a very physical approach, almost like a martial art or sport. He corrected my posture and my technique very thoroughly, making me aware of how the position of my body would affect the outcomes both of the rocker and the wiping of the plate. What a great example of the physicality of printmaking! Your balance and technique must be mathematically precise and careful a
Had a great time putting together some work and showing at Butler University with Izzy Jarvis--a most fantastic artist and a great friend. Zachary Carlisle Davidson curated the show and gave us the opportunity to give artist talks, which was a great deal of fun. These photos aren't particularly spectacular, but they give a little glimpse into the fun we had at WitneSS! Zach brought us together as radical, engaged, and overtly political artists whose work serves as a call to a
I'm planning a book tentatively titled "FUN FOR BOYS." It's a series of pages on transparency mounted between panels of plexi, rotating like a conveyor belt/mobius strip when you turn the handle. 7 images about ready as of now, with a goal of around 20. Each is 9" x 7," so the whole sculpture is likely to be around 7-8 feet in length and of course 7" wide not counting the handle.
We'll see, but I'd better get a move on if I want this project done for the ol' thesis show. Wo
Hey y'all! How's it going? I am pleased to announce some upcoming shows. This week I’m proud to show with Color Lines at the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center organized by Brooke Starks, next week I’m up for a month in Seattle as part of the Backstreet Bazaar Festival curated by Jake Millett, and I was just accepted to the Justice (League) Exchange Portfolio juried by Alison Filley at St. Ambrose University! Exciting, especially when I know so many excellent artists like my
Wanted to really get these things going 100%. I want the viewer to be able to see both sides of the paper and the print, so they'll be off the wall. They'll divide space so that folks have their backs to the wall reading the back side of the image. Each one presents a multitude of perspectives, both literally and metaphorically. That engages with the idea of the false binary, how a binary worldview can seem appealing but it ultimately to inconvenient to fully maintain. Simila
I've begun a new series of wall comics at 14" x 18" that I'll hang so that both sides are visible. Don't mind me while I brainstorm on this... and don't worry, there's an overhaul coming when I document a great deal of new stuff. I'm in various stages of assembly and completion for these things, but a great many should be coming along shortly.
In the meantime, I'm excited to have some new opportunities to show around the country.
That's all for now,
I've begun working on a new book about FIRE in the west and in California. These 10 images explore fire in relation to industry, prison, and ecology . I would like to bind this sucker in redwood somehow. Without further explanation, enjoy these things! Inspired by my work with Peter Koch Printers, I'll be doing it up binding these things in an excellent manner. Love Printmaking's flexibility, again and again. #comics #comicbook #printmaking #letterpress #bookmaking #peterkoch
I am proud to say I was featured on the always interesting, always up-to-date Chromatic Watch, run by the righteous Ariel Torres and Sean Collins. Many thanks for your press!
"Raphael Cornford’s work feels fluid, feels factory-modern; augustly mechanical, technological underpinnings are given center-stage, mechanics of the body revealed through wire-forms, the process of the creation of today’s things depicted with pulpy grit—a lugubrious speed infects every line, the coal-