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05-07-2001, 05:00 PM
This is the latest printing effort. These are 6 easy cut blocks (approx 3x5 each). My idea was to make them go together in a square, vertically and horizontally as well as maximizing the use of space with the bodies and line. Honest opinions are welcome.....
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05-07-2001, 05:03 PM
these are 2 of the verticals...
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05-07-2001, 05:05 PM
I use the easy cut blocks also. This is wonderful! The rythmn is so fresh and intense between the movement of the figures & the blacks & whites. The sections are almost nonvisible. I'd like to see wach section alone too - are they made so that each section is an entity unto itself?

Dynamic & satisfying!!!


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05-07-2001, 05:06 PM
I like it http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

05-07-2001, 05:14 PM
I tried to keep the individual blocks interesting too..tried anyway....I don't have many pics of those, these are slightly distorted (still drying and were just printed to use residual ink) the paper is buckling a bit.
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05-07-2001, 05:59 PM
I like these Z, the stripy bits remind me of Briget O'Reily http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

PS, 3 of your project uploads are not showing http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif

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05-07-2001, 06:22 PM
thanks all, TeAnne, I wrote a !!! note to Michael about that. I blew it with the technological end of the upload (sizewise, doh!). I'm hoping he can delete those and I'll upload good ones to replace. Hate to make a mess, arrrghhh.

05-07-2001, 06:33 PM
Wonderfully imaginative.
If I had the power I would hire you to do the art work for the next Olympic games.
It has that feel to it.
All the bodies in motion... just great


05-07-2001, 07:00 PM
takes me to africa,
very nice complexity.

05-07-2001, 07:27 PM
Originally posted by ZOTMA:
thanks all, TeAnne, I wrote a !!! note to Michael about that. I blew it with the technological end of the upload (sizewise, doh!). I'm hoping he can delete those and I'll upload good ones to replace. Hate to make a mess, arrrghhh.
You have to delete them yourself http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif Go to Projects. Log in. Go to My projects. Click on the edit/delete then delete http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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05-07-2001, 07:37 PM
thanks a million TeAnne, gotta get through the rookie maneuvers! Taken care of and now the 2nd one's up.

05-07-2001, 07:48 PM
Have stared at these for ages, picking out all the different bodies and their movements.
Love it!
Lulu http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

05-07-2001, 08:47 PM
I really like the pattern and rhythm.

05-07-2001, 09:14 PM
Thanks for looking and feedback folks......
Ginette, I'm available for the games!
jerry, I had no idea until afterwards and then got the same vibe too.
Lulu, thanks for taking the time, cool.
thanks domsanto.

this is the 6th printing 'experiment' for me with blocks and I'm still trying to get the hang of cutting the shapes the way I want them. Perhaps I'm imposing too much of what I want on the media (ya think? heh). What I wanted here was a bit of choreography in my art (I cross pollenate the other way too). The blocks being kind of like 8 counts of dance that can be flipped around and tried different ways.

05-08-2001, 01:30 PM
I tried a multiple print thing without keeping track of the registration for a dimensional effect. Anyone toy with this stuff????
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05-08-2001, 01:44 PM
cool zotma...dont ya just love the way the blocks look on thier own? they are relief sculpture in my book. i am tempted to hang some of them on my walls lol


05-08-2001, 02:58 PM
These are great, and your visual-spatial skills absolutely boggle my mind http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


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05-08-2001, 03:28 PM
testing my new access http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

I love the puzzle aspect of this.


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05-08-2001, 03:41 PM
welcome back Jeanette! Whew!
Thanks bill.
Yeah Amy, I love the way they look, especially with a bit of ink left in the impressions. I've never been much of a sculptor but maybe I can work my way up to at least bas relief. I'd love to do a woodcut though I think my lino tools aren't quality enough.

05-08-2001, 04:34 PM
I Love this stuff. Your use of positive and
negitive space is superb. The bonus is some
things show up that may not have been intended. http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-May-2001/cropbodiescomment.jpg

These are just a couple that I saw right off
the bat, but one can see much more, even
unrelated stuff.


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05-08-2001, 05:22 PM
cleo, the link wouldn't work, I'm dying to know what you're talking about!

David Acres
05-09-2001, 03:43 AM
Great design! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif I like it a LOT! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Makes me want to have a go! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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06-04-2001, 08:05 PM
Very Intresting Compisition. Reminds Me Of Some African And MC Ecker Ive Seen.Ecker Hummmmmmmmm Your In Good Company! Great Work. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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06-04-2001, 10:38 PM
quite an interesting design,
with a lot of variations,
and balance