February 1, 2021
Snowy nor’easter underway on this first day of February. Perfect day to print an edition for an upcoming print exchange.
As the sun sets outside the studio window, I have new images in the works and a few new plates exposed and ready for proofing.
An excellent studio day working on another plate for my Twain series.
New year, new exchange portfolio challenge.
The passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg on September 18th was sad news indeed, but not a shock. She struggled valiantly against her cancer. I felt the need to respond in a small way. In reading about her and going through some of her most famous quotes, I realized that a piece about RBG would dovetail nicely with my series on Mark Twain Quotes. This quote sums up RBG’s life perfectly.
“There is nothing comparable to the endurance of a woman. In military life she would tire out an army of men, either in camp or on the march.”
– Mark Twain’s Autobiography
September brings new beginnings; a perfect time to start a new print. The image is a self-portrait and was inspired by a couple of Mark Twain quotes. “I realize that from the cradle up I have been like the rest of the race – never quite sane in the night.” “How stunning are the changes which age makes in a man while he sleeps!”
My film positive, a processed 10″ x 16″ photopolymer plate & the first proof.