26 August 2015

Website update!

A long overdue website update. What's new? The full process and final edition of the color reduction prints Ode to Pluto, a new and ongoing drawing series Not a Circle, and the dizzying Razzle Dazzle book.

I've also updated and expanded the Sea of Lines drawing series and the Ephemeral section!

Check it out!

02 August 2015

Very little has changed...

Portrait of the artist... {top left} aged 3 and a purple crayon {top right} aged 6 on Peaks Island, Maine {bottom left} aged 8 rocking black boots and plaid in Kerhonkson, NY {bottom right} post grad school with a cappuchino in Rome, Italy

14 July 2015

The End

The final prints...Ode to Pluto (Part I & II).
Two 10" diameter four color reduction woodblocks. Printed in mauve, magenta, cyan, and indigo. Final edition of 10 on 12x16" handmade paper with 2 artist's proofs.

copyright Kate Castelli 2015

13 July 2015

Purple Process

I've been feeling like my circle prints were reaching an end, and that I needed to go out with an ambitious final series. I very rarely print in color, and I very rarely make editions. However reduction prints are so uniquely time consuming (and self destructive) that I felt I needed to do an edition.

The woodblocks are 10" in diameter and are printed in 4 colors. I printed the first layer and then cut away each successive layer to reveal the color underneath. The layers cannot be reprinted, as each new series of marks changes the surface. At first I thought of the marks as gathering clouds or a storm front, but the layers of color now remind me of a small galaxy or the city lights at night.

Purple on the press and purple on my feet...my studio shoes matched the very vibrant layer 2.