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The turtles are two teenage and one adolescent, and now are mutant orange. When I’m out there, all I think about is being back home and C. and I being at the camp. I can’t even cast a line anymore because I’m so ready to be home. It actually makes me sick. All these memories of fishing with R. run through my head. So, I just can’t enjoy myself by fishing. I’ve become the shiner catcher (minnows). I use a seven foot dip net and walk the bank with a five gallon bucket and that net, and I always nail the bait. I find I get more peace doing for the crew by getting bait.

T-Roe, October 9, 2010

tattoo proposal, praia do espelho

tattoo proposal, praia do espelho, 62x32cm © Holly Pitre

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detail, praia do espelho © Holly Pitre

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tattoo proposal, minas mountains, 62x32cm © Holly Pitre

 

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I’ve been working on a two-part printing process that involved silkscreen and copper plate etching in the FAAP printmaking facilities. My idea was to make some works that could speak to the element of communication in this long project with my brother. At first I wanted to pull excerpts from his letters. This is where the etching came in. But, although the thought of the two processes working together in one piece was interesting, the prints I was making just looked like an exact copy of a letter. Then, I realized that I could just work with the silkscreen, changing the colors of the lines of the note paper image.

These exist in sets of 12 each, and I’m still deciding how to display them.

silkscreen on 100% cotton Hahnemühle paper, 35 x 44 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

silkscreen on 100% cotton Hahnemühle paper, 35 x 44 cm

silkscreen on 100% cotton Hahnemühle paper, 35 x 44 cm

These pieces from the “Dust Works” series are the residue from one step in the process of making the “Penitentiary Tattoo Gun” series. To make the casing for the needle of the machine, the tip of a ballpoint pen must be scratched out. Through this tedious process, inked rock dust is produced. These works become an artifact of the build up of time this takes and the meditative quality of this process.

"Dust Work, #11" from the "Sorry I haven't written in so long," project, 2012, inked rock dust on paper

"Dust Work, #10" from the "Sorry I haven't written in so long," project, 2012, inked rock dust on paper

"Dust Work, #9" from the "Sorry I haven't written in so long," project

"Dust Work, #9" from the "Sorry I haven't written in so long," project, 2012, inked rock dust on paper

"Dust Work, #8" from the "Sorry I haven't written in so long," project, 2012, inked rock dust on paper