January 22, 2009

I just ordered another roll of Epson Ultra Smooth Fine Art paper for printing. $109.00 for 17″x50′. I get 15 – 39 x 13.25″ prints per roll. It is interesting to me how the media/materials impact the process. I have always found this aspect of technology facinating. For instance the 8.5 x 11″ page is directly related to the size of an average sheep skin (parchment). The Gutenberg  Bible was printed on parchment. Likewise our modern road width is directly related to the width of Roman roads (passable by 2 oxen pulling a cart). I have often thought of my minivan as an oxen cart.

Various notes about printing.

  • Epson 2200 printer – $700 purchased 2005 with MSAC grant award money
  • 39 x 13.25 print materials cost
    $7.70 print (1/15th roll of paper) +  4.20 (1/15 th of cost of set of inks)
  • Time to print out one 39 x 13.25 print  – 40 minutes
    NOTE: this does not include: image gathering, digital manipulation, test printing or handwork

January 22, 2009

Hi Jason,
I am preparing for  my upcoming exhibition at School 33 (3/12-4/11), and I have a few questions.

  • I would like to prepare a press release.

Do you have a press release sample I can use in order to follow your format? I have one of my own, but I can use yours if you prefer.
Also do you have a current list of contacts you would like me to send the press releases to?

  • I am preparing a postcard or brochure for the exhibition (I am getting estimates on this right now).

Do you have a mailing list I could use?
Can you tell me the number of addresses you have on your list?
Can you give me a sense of what it would cost to do a bulk mailing of your list?
If I were to pay for the mailing (provided I can afford it) would the School33 office be able to supply labels and assist me with the labeling?

  • These are the dates I have tentatively set out for the exhibition. Do these work for you?

Install exhibition Saturday 3/7 and possibly 3/8 if required. Installation should only take 3-4 hours.
Opening reception 3-5 PM Saturday March 14
De-install exhibition 4/14.


my new year resolution

January 22, 2009

to make more art! Oh yeah, and get some exercise. 😀

January 20, 2009


This is just the preliminary… I still have drawing/painting to do. ~bee

swatters + wedges

January 20, 2009

To learn how to die…

January 14, 2009

To learn how to die cut down a tree,
Watch how so many years fall.
You don’t need to have planted it for it to be your life.

You know countless trees have grown
and will grow where this tree falls

Everyone alive now will be underground
and will have gone from roots, branches and leaves
to roots, branches and leaves many times.

You’ve seen how the seed of a tree
can rise from the pit of a stump.

Wherever your feet touch earth
you know you are touching
where something has died or been born

Count the rings and stand on the stump and stretch your arms
to the sky.
Think only because it was cut down you could do this.
You are standing where no one has stood
but the dark inside a life
that many years.


January 13, 2009