Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Contact print, turns out the correct orientation of the map makes the print out of focus. Keep thinking about this.

Different layers of memory maps.

Friday, November 16, 2012

enlargements and contact prints

I waxed some of the prints I made last week to use them as negatives for new contact prints. Trying to decide if I want black or white lines. Drawing the map versus leaving the path out or erasing it. 

I like the added texture that comes from two steps of waxing images, though I'm not sure if I like the mirroring of them. 

I also made some 4x5 sized drawings that I waxed, to use as negatives in an enlarger, rather than contact printing them. I want to work more with layers, possibly enlargements and contact prints simultaneously.

In an effort to add more layers of texture I folded two of the negatives, one randomly and one in a pattern. 

I bought a roll of digital printing paper this week that will hopefully be delivered soon. I am enjoying these maps a lot and want them to be big. More to come soon!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

more darkroom maps

Maps painted on transparency with gesso, charcoal, and permanent marker. More maps drawn and painted on grid paper with ink and charcoal. Semi-matte paper this time. 

Going to experiment more with deliberate in and out of focus areas, more texture, more combinations of materials, size, and possibly text.