Monday, December 7, 2009

Ettie Ogle

Check out my new blog ... Ettie Ogle ... I'm starting up an Etsy shop and this is my my new fun alias and business name. The shop is not quite set up yet, but will be soon. In the mean time keep tabs on Ettie on the blog. Hope everyone is having a great December so far!

Monday, November 30, 2009

i just had to ...

Saturday, October 31, 2009

fly me to the moon, let me dance among the stars, let me see what spring is like on jupiter and mars ...

... in other words, hold my hand.

It has been a very long time. I've been experiencing a new location and learning a lot. Although I have not been putting as much focus into my artwork as I should, I do have a few small projects going on. It is a nice fresh feeling to not have to worry about due dates and grades, but it also weakens my discipline an motivation a little. I'm sure a much more interesting and worth while post will be coming soon but this is what I have to share now ...

I've been working on a book that will be gifted when complete. It is about memories, rekindling friendships and instigation. I'm hoping for it to create some inspiration for the recipient and to have that person send me back a reaction or addition to the piece. This person is also working on a project for me to react and build upon. This whole (for lack of a better description) "pen pal" project is really exciting to me, and I'm hoping it won't be something fleeting. Here are a couple photos of spreads from the book ...

P.S. to my "pen pal": if you happen to stumble upon these images I'm sorry for ruining the surprise. But do not worry these are only 3 spreads of many, so the rest of the book will be a surprise.

Friday, June 12, 2009

it's tomorrow!

just showing off some publicity ...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

come see my show!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

sometimes I wish I was Elizabeth Fraser

So, I'm finally a college graduate ... and let me tell you, it's tough! It's so hard sleeping in, watching TV and eating home cooked meals! I sure hope I don't have to do this forever ... just kidding.

I've found a bit of free time in my very busy schedule to post some more of the work from these past few months. This is a series that spun off of the first lino cut I did in the beginning of the semester. For these pieces I was interested in creating a lot of depth through layering of the same hallucinogarden block. A sort of imaginative/dream world came out of it. My conceptual idea was to create a hallucinogarden that you actually could get lost in, visually or figuratively. The veils or curtains are a way to emphasize the separation of the created dream world in the print, and the world in which the print exists as an object. I had a lot of fun creating these prints, and I wish I could share the thick, shiney characteristics of the ink with everyone, but its hard to get the feeling of touch over the internet.

Garden Grabs After A Leaked Peek
monoprint, block print, and silk screen on paper
18" x 24"

Going, Going, Gone
monoprint, block print, and silkscreen on paper
18" x 24"

Gazer Grieves After A Lost Dream
monoprint, block print and silk screen on paper
18" x 24"

As a reaction to this mini series I decided to do ghost prints to get the opposite effect. These three are not about a world you can get lost in, but about a void that you can fill with your own thoughts and dreams.

Ghost Grabbed
silk screen on paper
18" x 24"

Grieving Ghost
silk screen on paper
18" x 24"

Ghost Gone
silk screen on paper
18" x 24"

There are many more prints to share on the way. Also, if anyone in the area is interested in seeing my artwork in person, I will be having a solo show in June in the lovely small town of Bryn Athyn (just north of Philadelphia). Dates will be set very soon, and you can bet every single person I see or hear will know about it! I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather these past couple days as much as I am!

Monday, April 27, 2009

the end is getting nearer and dearer

Finally, I had some time to upload and share some new finished pieces. The original series of fifteen has been cut down to seven due to a sudden and impatient burst of interest in a new series. So, instead of one series of fifteen for my senior thesis, I'll have two smaller collections.
Here are four to go ...

Silent Slopes
monoprint & silkscreen on paper
18" x 24"

Sow Your Lights, Grow Mights
monoprint & silkscreen on paper
18" x 24"

Play Chain Lightning Trail
monoprint & silkscreen on paper
18" x 24"

One Jump Won
monoprint & silkscreen on paper
18" x 24"

This is my last week of classes, and all final critiques are next week, so there will be many, many more to share soon ...