Saturday, July 08, 2006

New Work

Now for some better news, I've been working on three styles of cyanotypes lately ~

Decorative cyanotypes painted onto silk organza:

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This is the Chinese symbol for "Eternity/Eternal"


Cyanotypes printed onto raw silk (images from my paintings onto plastic sheets and miscellanea like flowers and chili peppers):

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Apsara Hands [Pluck Me]

And more traditional cyanotypes on cotton-based watercolor/printmaking paper, though with extra water to give a more luminous, unpredictable effect:

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Spire, from the Bokor in Blue series, on view at the Four Seasons Bangkok atrium throughout August 2006

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

"You, Barang...

...you are like a bird that flies from village to village and then flies off to its country."

A Kravet woman, Ratanakiri

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Drinking leftover rice beer in the morning, Ratanakiri

While I'm not planning to fly to my country any time soon, we barang flit around: I'll soon be setting up my show at the Four Seasons Bangkok

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Printing Workshops this Weekend in Siem Reap

Silk - Printing Workshop ~ Saturday, May 20 10am - 2pm

AND

Photo-Printing Workshop ~ Cyanotypes ~ Sunday, May 21 10am - 2pm


Silk Printing 02, originally uploaded by elizabethbriel.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Pair of photos

from the past week.


Took the younger kids to an internet cafe for the first time: a long, hot, dusty walk down Wat Bo road.
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It rained most of Thursday morning so the adolescent class was more introverted than we'd have liked it to be. Took them out for breakfast at the Old Market, which got Rom, one of the sleeping booksellers out of his bed: he'd slept in his bookcart with a 9-year-old brother the night before. We woke him up, and I felt bad about it, he looked terribly lost and tired.

He'd finally slept at four AM when all the tourists went home. No wonder he hadn't been able to make our 8 o'clock meeting.

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Friday, April 07, 2006

Silk BluePrint-Experiments

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Cyanotypes printed onto different colored silk backgrounds - painted with varied amounts of water, to show the possible gradations and contrasts for each silk. All the flowers are frangipani, collected from the Cambodian temples Wat Damnak, or Wat Bo.

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