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Notes on Asama OG Stone Ensos

Prints from Asama OG x Nezu Museum x Brigit Skiold. See Asama OG Combinatorics for background on the layering and combinations.

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Asama Orange Stone Ensos (v, mushroom, cornerstone), 2013

Three intaglio prints with debossing. Each print is 762mm x 684mm (30 inches x 23 inches).

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Asama Pink Stone Ensos (mushroom, v, fauna), 2013

Three intaglio prints with debossing. Each print is 762mm x 684mm (30 inches x 23 inches).

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Asama Deboss Plate Impressions (1, 2, 3), 2013

Three debossed prints. Each print is 762mm x 684mm (30 inches x 23 inches).

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Asama Sidewalk Surfing (pink with lapis enso, blue), 2013

Two intaglio prints, one with lapis brushstroke. Each print is 762mm x 684mm (30 inches x 23 inches).

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Asama Stone Ensos (mushroom, cornerstone on black torinoko), 2013

Two intaglio prints with debossing, one on black Torinoko paper. Each print is 762mm x 684mm (30 inches x 23 inches).

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Asama Stone Ensos Trio (pink with lapis enso, blue), 2013

Three intaglio prints, one with lapis brushstroke. Each print is 762mm x 684mm (30 inches x 23 inches).

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Asama Stone Ensos Quatro (pink with lapis enso, blue), 2013

Four intaglio prints. Each print is 762mm x 684mm (30 inches x 23 inches).

Asama OG @ Devastation Pacific

Asama OG x Nezu Museum x Birgit Skiold

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Protocol

Three visual allies cross space and time to meet for the first time at the Pacific Portal, 2013. Devastation Pacific, San Francisco, California, United States, Earth. At contact, self-identify as allies, murmur these are my people, make plans for a hybrid form.

COMBINE.

FUSE.

Set of four stone ensos with guilloche overlays, constructed via the lens of a slow walk through the Nezu Museum teahouse gardens, and committed to copper plates via direct gravure during Crown Point Press 2013 Summer Workshop.

Production Notes

Image Size
329 x 493mm (13 x 19 inches)

Plate Size
329 x 493mm (14 x 22 inches), .041in mirror polished copper plate

Finished Size
90mm borders x 4 sides means approximately 510 x 660mm (20 x 26in)

Plate 0: Zero
Scrap metal, found discard. Backside. Hand filed, uneven: “4eva.” Cancellation mark, “X,” top left of plate. Some Capp street sidewalk surfing scratches at two edges. Modified aquatint with surfer resin drops. Circle, brush, and drip spitbite.
Color: hottest pink || orange-y sepia || 20% prussian

  1. Pink Actual: Charbonnel Solferino Violet (~70%), Charbonnel Rouge Rubis/Ruby “Heart Stealer” Red (~30%), Douglas and Sturges Luster Pigment Pearl White, Douglas and Stuges Bronzing Powder Silvertone, Faust transparent base 2:1
  2. Orange Actual: Charbonnel Cardinal Red (~70%), Charbonnel Apricot Yellow, Douglas and Stuges Bronzing Powder Silvertone, Faust transparent base 2:1
  3. Blue Actual: Charbonnel Prussian Blue, white (~70%), Faust transparent base 1:1

Plate 1: One
One of 4 stone ensos. Direct gravure. Inkscape vector image composition with photo image collage. Photo tinting in photoshop to 2010 curves. Linux higest-resolution-possible-config to Epson 3880 (F18 adair create/F14 chula print configuration). Phoenix Gravure Pigment Paper.
Color: Black, silver, rust.
Color Actual: Charbonnel Black, Faust transparent base 1:1 to less.

Plate 2: Two
One of 3 deboss plates. Deboss/Emboss plates inspired by Birgit Skiold’s “Zen Gardens.” Copper plate, 0.041in scrap metal, discard. Flowjet cutting via TechShop, and the kind help of various mechanical engineering SF Techshop-ians! See Flowjet WaterJet aces, aka, CNC401: CNC Waterjet Cutter SBU – Level 4.

Paper
Somerset Velvet Soft White 300g
HM-63 Mohachi 300g (22 x 30″)
MMN-106 Torinoko Black 235g (38 x 74″)
Unknown Hiromi Dark Natural Gampi

The Master Technician
Etching consigliere Ianne Kjorli.

Links
Some printed pieces. Some background on the layering and combinations.

Ambient

Supreme court strikes down Doma on historic day for gay rights in America
SOMM, the new “Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Sans Soleil, Chris Marker
Royal Space Force/Wings of Honnêamise
Daft Punk, Duh
Lianne La Havas, No Room For Doubt
Joshua Redmond
Spring Breakers, crime art movie
Bling Ring, see above
Epic hating on pinterist
Mourning canceled shows that should have been on TNT, or made with animatronics.

Research Notes

Nezu Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Birgit Skiold, for those who don’t know Swedish pronunciation, Kathan Brown indicates this can be sounded out as “Beer-git Skee-old”
Blythe House Reading Room, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. See the “Zen and the Art of Print: Birgit Skiold and Japan” show, and “Birgit Skiöld and the Print Workshop” for background on London’s first open-access print workshop.
Anish Kapoor, Untitled
Anish Kapoor, Untiled A

Passports for Louise

Set of five block compositions, using the six pirate passport plates developed previously. Each black block is one of the plates in the composition. The gray squares are cuts from the extra (blank) plate. The plan is to use them to make impressions, or maybe ink some of the edges, but use it more like a sculptural space like the Marioni and Cage prints. Or use the Manila blue gampi…

Rough drawing of the cuts on the plate:

Each of the squares is a plate impression, although I’ve not really used the biggest of them.

Then, the plates are arranged like so:

Paper is 60x97cm, Fabriano Rosaspina or Somerset. Ink is silver metallic + black to darken. All depending if impossible, of course….

Some food:

Louise Nevelson, The Dark Elipse, 1974

Louise Nevelson, Sky Garden, 1971

Pat Steir, Lama Ghost, 2006

 
Actual:

Fabriano Rosaspina, Hiromi Gray Gampi, Blank ink. 28 x 19 in.