Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve party on the river.

Just like two years ago, we will celebrate New Year's Eve in the Grand Canyon, around a fire.  The bridges in this picture are the last signs of modernity that interrupt the natural scenery for a few days.

Unlike two years ago, however, we will have everything inside our kayaks, without raft support.  The mission is not totally minimalist, however, since the 10' kayaks we are using have ample storage space.


"Navaho Bridge"
Graphic Chemical Sepia on Rives BFK

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Meeting the crew in Flagstaff

and preparing for a winter trip on the Grand Canyon.

Today, all 16 of us will meet in the parking lot of a hotel to modify our boats for the trip, go to the grocery store, and figure out which vehicles will act as shuttles from Flagstaff to Lee's Ferry.  We will be in parking lots, on paved roads, in fluorescent-lit stores, preparing for and thinking about more beautiful and natural scenery; growing more excited to have this experience in one of the great National Parks.

"South Rim Snow"
Graphic Chemical Sepia on Rives BFK

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Page, AZ (looking forward to the trip)

Driving through the desert, from southern Colorado, gets me psyched for the Grand Canyon.

Those who have followed the Grand Canyon Gravure project know that this Fall has been all about getting the plates made, and pulling prints.  I encountered several delays, some more challenging than others.  But now, I am happy to say that I have several new plates made, and have been able to make initial test prints from each of them, so the project is well under way.

I should mention that one of the things that has delayed the completion of this project is preparing for another trip through the Grand Canyon.  I was invited on a unique mission that I could not turn down.  Preparing for the trip has taken much time away from making prints from the last trip.  In the long run, however, it will allow me to documents some of the places I couldn't the first time around.

This website has new images ready to appear over the next 15 days (including this one).  All of the images are test prints from photogravure plates.  They will play as I am in Arizona, during the two prep days for and the 12 travel days on the Colorado River.

"Horseshoe Bend"
Graphic Chemical Sepia on Rives BFK

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Postcards From The Edge

A cyanotype from this negative will be in the show.
If you are in NYC, stop by the show!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Launch Pad Cooperative

is a new coop gallery in Toledo, OH
and they are having a fund raising art show/sale
December 15, 2012
(continues online Dec 16 - Jan 4)

I donated this laserjet transfer over cyanotype to their sale.  If you are in Ohio, stop by and see the show.  If you are not, then check out their website and keep them on your list of places to stop when you are traveling across the country.