Here in the southern hemisphere Spring is on it’s way…
Bonescape 61 - 2012, silkscreen & mixed media, 56 x 76cm
This work sold over the weekend. Sometimes you just have to be patient until the right person walks by… Thanks to The Henry Jones Art Hotel.
Steph Houstein: Bonescape 85, 2014, u/s, 56x76cm, silkscreen and mixed media on ply.
Steph Houstein: Bonescape 84, 2014, u/s, 56x76cm, silkscreen and mixed media on ply.
Steph Houstein: Bonescape 83, 2014, u/s, 56x76cm, silkscreen and mixed media on ply.
Steph Houstein: Bonescape 82, 2014, u/s, 56x76cm, silkscreen and mixed media on ply.
If you are a printmaker you’ll know that we end up with many, many prints that don’t make the grade. Re-invent, embellish cut up and collage to make cards…labour intensive but at least you pay for the Rives BFK!
( It makes me laugh when I think of what my hourly rate was in my previous life as an art director!)
Bonescape 63 - 2012, silkscreen & mixed media, 80 x 120cm
One of the many Bonescapes adorning the walls at home. A trick to store when you work large. I have spent the day making small works…
One of my favourite works from this series. Thank you for the support from Tumblr world…
Steph Houstein: Bonescape 72, 2013, silk screen & mixed media, 38 x 56cm. Unique state, $300 and currently available at PG Printmaker Gallery, Melbourne.
Representations of female figures with highly abstracted forms occur throughout most of the Predynastic Period. On statuettes of this period, the legs are usually not articulated and the faces are beaklike. This rare undamaged example, one of the oldest works in the Brooklyn Museum, was found in a burial excavated by the Museum’s first archaeological expedition in Egypt. The symbolism, function, and identity of the figure are not certain. However, similar female figures painted on Predynastic vessels appear to be goddesses, because they are always larger than the male “priests” shown with them.
- Medium: Terracotta, painted
- Reportedly From: Ma’mariya, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 3500-3400 B.C.E.
- Period: Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa Period
- Dimensions: 11 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. (29.2 x 14 x 5.7 cm)
via > brooklynmuseum.org
Had to reblog…just too fabulous
Back in January I posted images of boxes I was covering with proofing paper from my screen prints. This particular box I’ve had for years and I covered it for my friend Gaby. Back in the 80’s (?…the memory is such a haze) in my past life as an advertising art director, we had used Havana cigar boxes for a direct mail pack going out to a financial services list. One cigar was included along with a product brochure (yes, that would be bribery but isn’t all advertising?) in the pack but unfortunately it was the year that Australia introduced anti smoking stickers to cover tobacco product packaging.
All the same, I kept a couple of the boxes and they now have a new life covered with my prints. Unfortunately I had to use gaffa tape for the lid hinge.
The finished print ‘She found the cool kids far more interesting’ can be found on The Henry Jones Art Hotel website: