Monday, April 6, 2009

I'm Releasing--To Make Room For Love

Get ready for some adjustments—-a bunch of shifting around to start out with (be sure that Scot is the only guy in the room), also get ready for a really short track (making up for those recent eight minute tracks)--then there's that scrunchy end at the end (but believe you me)--this is some good stuff! Not sure what the weird percussion is all about?

I came of age during the actual “Dawning of the Age of Aquarius.” For those of you who bother to check in with their daily horoscopes, you might know--we are now actually IN the “Age of Aquarius”--it happened just a few months ago--although if you try to sing it that way, is doesn’t work out nearly so well. Scot was a true Aquarian-- a soul who who travel greatly and (who I believe) has returned again and again to help us understand the brine of creativity.

Today’s artwork: Remember art in a minute? Scot really was at toxic levels when it came to printmaking. Rembember reaching into the acid baths? In the early 1990’s, he discovered dry-point engravings—into plexi-glass plates. This was a god-send; the reason being, we could clean up with vegetable oil! NO MORE SOLVENTS (Yes, the inks were still toxic, but Scot used lots of little squares of soft paper, cut from a phone book or two, to do his wiping. (Less skin to ink contact.) If you are into intaglio—-wiping is something you can lovlingly focus in on.

O.K., so here’s the truth, this is a print from a plexi-glass plate. In the early 1990's, Scot did a lot of drawing directly into plexi-glass plates with a sharp needle—-true dry-point (there's no replacing the first few prints--that burr is glorious. There's only a print or two with it). Yes, drawing directly into into the plate constitutes dry-point engraving. But for anyone who has read this far, I am going to give you an interesting tid-bit. This piece was drawn into the plexi-glass plate with a sodering iron! (Yes--the ever constant search for art in a minute.) The tell-tale sign is the pooling at the points (more pooling!). With a sodering iron, drawing directly into plexi-glass, one must move quickly. So much for the reduction of toxicitity. (How toxic is burning plexi-glass?)

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