I was interviewed in Kyoto in 2011 for this 35-minute documentary film by artist Mary Brodbeck about the creative process of making a woodblock print. Featuring interviews with poet Mark Nepo, as well as many woodblock artists including Karen Kunc, April Vollmer, and Mary Brodbeck’s teacher Yoshisuke Funasaka, the film was shot in Japan during the First International Mokuhanga Conference and in the midwest USA and is meditative and visually sumptuous. Check out the film’s web site here. Copies are available to order for $18.

Secret Codewords of the NSA is now available as a book on Blurb.

Secret Codewords of the NSA is now available as a book on Blurb.

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Feds wanted to fine Yahoo $250K/day for fighting PRISM

mostlysignssomeportents:

We’ve known since the start that Yahoo fought the NSA’s Prism surveillance program tooth-and-nail; but as unsealed court docs show, the Feds made the process into a harrowing ordeal, and sweet-talked gullible judges into dropping the hammer on Y.

By the time Foreign Intelligence…

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archivesofamericanart:

Fancy making your own writing ink? Just grab eight ounces of goose grease and some other witches’ brew items. Dazzle your friends and Pinterest followers with this recipe from the Harriet Endicott Waite research material on Currier and Ives, a 19th century printmaking firm. 

The ink recipe is interesting, but I’m especially affected by the tagline, “publishers of cheap and popular pictures.” Maybe I’ll try that.

archivesofamericanart:

Fancy making your own writing ink? Just grab eight ounces of goose grease and some other witches’ brew items. Dazzle your friends and Pinterest followers with this recipe from the Harriet Endicott Waite research material on Currier and Ives, a 19th century printmaking firm. 

The ink recipe is interesting, but I’m especially affected by the tagline, “publishers of cheap and popular pictures.” Maybe I’ll try that.

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keithharing:

NB-15 May 11, 1987 (age 29)

Even Keith Haring is in Japan. I wonder if he’s at the International Mokuhanga Conference.

keithharing:

NB-15
May 11, 1987 (age 29)

Even Keith Haring is in Japan. I wonder if he’s at the International Mokuhanga Conference.

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artistsmakingart:

asylum-art:

The crocheted art of Joana Vasconcelos

From the National Museum of Women in the Arts:

Vasconcelos … is also known for enveloping everyday objects—pianos, laptops, commercially produced decorative objects—in crocheted or knitted material. Through such works, she contrasts mass-produced and handcrafted and alludes to our values and associations with each. Much of Vasconcelos’s work also confronts feminist concerns and societal conventions, paralleled by her use of techniques typically categorized as craft and associated with women, such as crochet and sewing.

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printmakingartist:

Zhao Zongzao | The Celestial Penglai | 1982 | Colour Woodcut

printmakingartist:

Zhao Zongzao | The Celestial Penglai | 1982 | Colour Woodcut

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showichi-hanga:

Mountain  Man
Umetaro Azechi 1902-1999

showichi-hanga:

Mountain  Man

Umetaro Azechi 1902-1999

(via woodcutprinting)

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James Turrell: Prints and Process from Pace Prints on Vimeo.

James Turrell discusses making a suite of Ukiyo-e woodcuts w/ Pace Prints based on his recent installation “Aten Reign” at the Guggenheim. I believe the printer in the video is Yasu Shibata.

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Ceci n’est pas waterbased ink.
Just got this little starter litho ink set from Karen Kunc’s Constellation Studios. Planning to wander a little from pure mokuhanga.

Ceci n’est pas waterbased ink.

Just got this little starter litho ink set from Karen Kunc’s Constellation Studios. Planning to wander a little from pure mokuhanga.

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