So Many Updates

Moth Migration Project, Prints, Small Print Store, stonetrigger press
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StoneTrigger Press Abiquiu, NM

I have so much to tell you about. But first, It is Open Studio  in Abiquiu, NM October 7 and 8. I am flying back from Brooklyn to participate.  Stonetrigger Press will be open,  to the public with a huge sale on prints and drawings.

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StoneTrigger Press Abiquiu, NM

I will also have loads of one of a kind journals, but it is only for these two days. For more about the AST, maps, times and artists, you can check the website by clicking here.  There are 31 stops but multiple artists at each stop. Make sure to come to stop 4!

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Hilary Lorenz Hand Printed One of a Kind Journals

The Studio Tour is from 10am to 5pm.  My studio is at 5 Trigger Drive. From 84, take NM554 (The El Rito Road) 1/2 mile, turn right on CR 142, drive 1 mile to Trigger Drive. It is on your left. There will be signs!

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Hilary Lorenz photographed by Da Ping Luo at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY 2017

I have two  exhibitions happening simultaneously. On September 10th, the exhibition, “Call and Response” Wave Hill, Bronx, NY opened. Wave Hill’s curatorial team  invited artists who have shown in the Sunroom over the last ten years to return and present new responses, encompassing an exhilarating reexamination of the site, 50 artists, including myself, created work for the show. The exhibition runs through December 3 and it is amazing!

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The Making of a Rock Garden by Hilary Lorenz, 2017, photographed by Da Ping Luo, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

My work is installed in Wave Hill’s  Sunroom Gallery with it’s beautiful arched windows. and incredible light. The piece is hand cast flax pots, filed with laser cut plants and tiny rocks hung to form a 7 x 7 grid of 49 pots. This work is my reflection of the tiny plants in Wave Hill’s Alpine House.

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Next the Moth Migration Project website went live! The MMP is an on-going multi-venue international project that engages communities in both science and art through the crowd-sourcing of handmade paper moths. In the first 6 months I collected, almost 15,000 moths from 24 countries.

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Moth Migration Project installation of 4,000 moths at 516Arts in Albuquerque, NM 2017

The premier exhibition is currently on view at 516Arts in Albuquerque, NM. The exhibition opened August 19, 2017 and will run through Nov 11, 2017. This exhibition shows close to 4,000 of the 15,000 moths collected.

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View of walls and ceiling of the Moth Migration Project  by Hilary Lorenz at 516ART, 2017

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View of walls and ceiling of the Moth Migration Project  by Hilary Lorenz at 516ART, 2017

This project will continue. I have a commitment letter from the Bundaberg Regional Galleries, Bundaberg, Australia to show the project April to June 2019. This exhibition will focus primary on Australian moths, so I highly encourage all Australian’s of all ages and  profession, you do not need to be an artist, to check the instructions and send moths to the project. Click here for Instructions 

In addition I have proposals to two Canadian Art Centers and  US Galleries. It does not matter where you live, I really want to hear from you. Please consider being a part of this amazing international group. We also have a FB group, click here for the link.

After Open Studio I will get to work on my on a project for next summer.  I was selected a 2018 artist for the Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program by Parks Canada, US Parks Service and The Yukon Arts Center for my project “Trail Magic.” “Trail Magic” engaged other backpackers along the trail with a barters system I devised based on hand printed cards of hiking equipment. I get to spend time backpacking and making art in both Alaska and British Columbia. I may never come back to Brooklyn.

It is an extraordinary fall with lots of exhibitions, open studio, and projects underway for the next two years. I hope you can join me along the way.

 

 

Moth Migration Mania!

Exhibitions, Moth Migration Project, Prints, Uncategorized

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The Moth Migration Project is developing beautifully thanks to all of you! We are only two months into the project with three to go and it is amazing. I am incredibly lucky to have Josh Lamore, writer, musician and graduate student from Pratt in library science as my fearless assistant. Josh has been brilliant in helping set up the database and cataloging system. He is also an excellent artist who has contributed his own moths plus helped me print countless other. Technically, they are not countless,  we have organized every moth.

Here are some notable events I want to share with everyone:

Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery in the UK is currently hosting  “Whispers” Moth Migration Project satellite exhibition with an Instagram Feed, check it out here.  Along with the exhibition is a collaboration with Danford Grammer, check out their twitter feed with the kids making moths.

Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada is hosting a moth migration project printing party.

I hosted a printing party at Rush Arts in NYC for their V.I.P. Arts Club. Plus I have had 5 in my home. I think I will need a vacation after this.

There are numerous teachers around the world introducing the project to their students, teachers from Australia, New Zealand, UK, Canada and Lithuanian.  It is such an amazing opportunity to introduce pollination, migration, immigration.  I see this project being all about connection and community.

I received sponsorship from Speedball, who very generously supplied me with linoleum, paper and their new professional relief ink which I love! I am a die-hard oil base ink printer, but their new line of water washable professional inks are fantastic. They clean up easily with water but print like oil. This will be amazing to use in upcoming Moth Migration Printing Parties.

In April I received 2864 moths! They are hand drawn, linocut printed, silkscreened, paper cut, gel prints, all types of media and incredibly beautiful. Thank you!

We have a FB group where you can share you moths. Just click here to find it. 

Also please tag all your photos with #mothmigrationproject and or @adventureartist so that I can see them all.

Lastly, if you want to join, email me at mothmigration@gmail.com. All are welcome!

Update -Moth Migration FB Page Added

Moth Migration Project, Prints, Uncategorized

I  created a Facebook group for the Moth Migration Project! There are over 1200 participants in this project and progress photos and completed prints go by so fast on FB, Twitter and Instagram that I am afraid I am missing them. I invite everyone to post their images to the Moth Migration Project FB page. 

 Also if you have questions or comments for each other this is a great place to share. The page is free and open meaning that you can post your images but I do not moderate it. I will check it daily, but if you have a question specific to me, please email me  at Mothmigration@gmail.com rather than put it in a post, I would hate to miss it.
If you don’t know what the Moth Migration Project is and think you might be interested there is still 5 months of time to join. Just click this link to get the details. 

Crowd Sourced Paper Moths Wanted!

Exhibitions, Moth Migration Project, Prints
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Linoleum block printed & cut paper hawk moth ©hilarylorenz

Call for Participation!  Cut paper and/or printed moths – Deadline July 15, 2017

I was invited to create an installation for the exhibition titled, “Cross Pollination.” Curated by Valerie Roybal, with assistance from Claude Smith and independent curator Aimee Gwynne Franklyn at 516Arts, Albuquerque, NM Cross Pollination refers to how insects and other creatures pollinate plant life, but also to the cross pollination of ideas in art and science. I want to create an artwork using  moths, nocturnal pollinators, as the vehicle for the cross-pollination and systematic exchanges between people.

Anyone from around the world may participate by making paper cut out moths. Moth will be cataloged and attached to gallery walls and ceiling in a giant geographically accurate web. This web will trace the origin location to every participating person. The moths will “fly out” from Brooklyn, NY and “fly” from city to state to country tracing the “migration” pattern of people’s participation.

My goal is to create and attract at least 40,000 moths. The number derives from the number of moths a grizzly bear may eat per day prior to hibernation. What does the grizzly have to do with migration? Probably not a whole lot beyond intercepting the work of the moths by eating them all.

DETAILS

  • Color: black, white or grey paper and or/ink – No colour
  • Size: No larger than 6″ (15.25cm)and no smaller than 1″ (2.5cm).
  • Paper weight can be variable, from about 30g/m to 270g/m.
  • Matte paper only please – No Glossy Paper – No “printer paper”
  • Species: Any moth of your choosing. I encourage your regional moth.
  • Deadline: All moths must arrive by  July 15, 2017
  • Mediums: Cut paper, Linocut, lithography, Etching, Laser cut, Silkscreen, Letterpress, Drawing,  no photograph no digital prints, no computer print outs.
  • When in doubt  keep image plain and simple
  • Documentation: All locations and connections to people will be documented on paper and my website. A text sheet and diagram  with all participants will  accompany the installation.
  • You may make as many or as little moths as you like, but it would be ideal to have at least 5 of the same moth for visual groupings.
  • Please print name, city or town, state or province, country and who you found out about the project from. I will trace everyone back to the origin.
  • Please fill out this form by clicking here. 
  • Exhibition dates are August 19 – November 11, 2017 but I need the moths by July 15th in order to photograph and catalog them. Installation begins August 1, 2017.
  • Important: Moth shape must be cut out of paper. Please do not send moth with any background image or paper. Just the outside contour as seen in the top image. 
  • Please share your photos progress and completed moth photos on our FB group page, Moth Migration Project

Fine Print: Due to the volume of expected contributors I am unable to return the moths. All participants will receive a moth postcard in the mail signed by me as a thank you and acknowledgment of their participation. The exhibition will be well documented and all photos will be available from my website. Your contribution will also be noted on my website. There are no fees and no exchange of money involved.

Please email your intention to participate and questions to: mothmigration@gmail.com

You will receive mailing instructions, once you confirm your participation.

Thank you so much for contribution to my project.
Now I must get back to printing. 

Again here is the form to fill out. 

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Simplified detail sketch of idea, actual size will be over 6 walls and 50 linear feet.

Last Minute Gift Giving Special

Prints, Small Print Store

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So you waited until the last minute. Good for you! I have a great last minute stocking stuffer, gift for teachers, friends, anyone who still takes notes on paper!  Each Moleskine Cahier journal is hand printed from original artwork. Each one is unique.

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On my Etsy Store I have both small and large journals with handprinted original artwork on the covers. Normally my small journals are $13 each but I am offering 3 for $27, plus flat rate priority mail shipping of $6.  The catch? I will put three random journals in the mail to you. But I promise they will be awesome. I will ship within 24 hours. To learn  about and order the small journals click my Etsy Stonetrigger Press Store Here. 

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I also have large Moleskine Journals. They have 80 acid free pages, a nice pocket in the back  and measure 8.5″ x 5.” They are available for $38 for three. And yes you get the same priority mail shipping special. Details on the large journals  and to order click here

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Finally if you are in the NYC area and want to come to Red Hook Brooklyn and pick out your own journals you are welcome to do so. Otherwise all orders will be shipped as they come in, within 24 hours! Happy Holidays from Hilary, Conrad and Homer at Stonetrigger Press

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Kids Printmaking Workshop

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Prints, Uncategorized

Kids of all ages came on Saturday to BBP to make prints. I was so luck to have Candy, Emmanuel, Lois and Lucia helping me, we were swamped! I prepared 450 sheet of printing paper with the plan to use it this Saturday and on December 11th and I went through almost all of it. One boy was so excited to make his own undersea world installation at home, he probably made about 25 prints. The kids were awesome, from 2 year olds through probably 75 year olds, plus a large group of international students. Well over 200 people came in 2 hours. I never get tired of that look people get on their faces the first time they make  a print. It is magic.

Printmaking Workshop with Hilary Lorenz

Brooklyn Bridge Park, C-Scape Dune Shack Residency, Drawing, LMCC Process Space, Prints

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That is the heading for the press release from Brooklyn Bridge Park where my installation, “Birding” is now in full swing. Three separate murals made entirely of printed, cut and watercolor painted paper are spread out over three wall in a total of fifty-six feet.
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I have been working on this project since March, first at my LMCC Artist residency, then in my studio in NM and finally at a the C-Scape Artist Residency on the National Seashore of Cape Cod. It has definitely grown!

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The first of three 2 hours drop in demonstrations will be Sunday October 23rd from 1 to 3 pm. And for an added bonus it is my birthday weekend, so come and see me. Click here for the details . Visitors have the opportunity of printing, cutting and posting fish, sea creatures, and birds to the community room’s “Salt Marsh” mural piece.

I hope to see you Sunday at 99 Plymouth Street at Washington, DUMBO neighborhood, just south of the Manhattan Bridge.

 

Two Weeks to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Prints, Small Print Store, stonetrigger press
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Hand drawn rocks by Hilary Lorenz

On October 1 I begin installing  a new artwork at 99 Plymouth Street in Brooklyn Bridge Park across the street from Smack Mellon.  Commissioned by the park in early spring I have been drawing, carving and printing birds that inhabit the park. This past month I began work on their habitat, first with the rocks that surround the marsh then I will make the grass.  The piece will be big, there is a 12 and 24 foot wall in one area, and a second 20 foot and 12 foot wall in anther. I always get nervous that I do not have enough printed and cut paper, but I should also know that by now I always do.

I planned my schedule carefully for this piece. I spent March through July carving the linoleum block birds. In August I made multiple drawings. And the plan for September was to spend 30 days printing my heart out on my big, 33″ x 72″ press at LIU Brooklyn where I am a tenured professor. All went well until September 1. Dr. Kimberly Kline, president of LIU locked out faculty during contract negotiations. I had 48 hours to get my blocks, paper, ink and completed artworks out of my LIU studio. I managed to do that along with a small press.  My bike, flat files and 20 years of artwork are still there and I cannot access them. Yes, the lockout is horrible and I technically  went from a full tenured professor to unemployed and uninsured in about 48 hours. But as they say, “opportunity comes from adversity” and it is true. A friend offered me  space in his studio, another friend use of his press. And while his press is smaller than some of my blocks I can do a great deal of work.  Instead of printing some of the large piece I will hand draw them them onsite.  This is certainly offering me the opportunity of new ways of creating my artwork. It is also showing me that no matter what happens with these negotiations, I will be just fine, but I worry deeply about my students. I have to pass through a whole lot of anxiety, fear and anger to get to the other side and it is not pretty. But working from home and at least making drawings, and txting with my students,  everything feels right.

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Linoleum block hand colored Seagulls by Hilary Lorenz for BBP.

Updates and Important Information

LMCC Process Space, north shore animal rescue, Prints, Small Print Store, stonetrigger press, Uncategorized

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For those of you that frequent my Etsy Store. I will close the shop from June 29 to July 15 while I am traveling.. Before I go I am offering Summer20 coupon, a 20% discount on all orders over $40 from today until June 28th. All orders will ship by 29th.  Just type in “Summer20.”

Also, Mr. C, Conrad has his own benefit print. After making 16 vet visits in 4 weeks, the always smiling Conrad got his own 7″ x 5″ print, a super deal at only $10 to help offset the cost of his bandage changes. Surprise a friend and make them smile with a smiling Labrador in a cone hand printed linocut. All details are on my Etsy Stonetrigger Press Page.
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My four month Governors Island  residency is coming to a close. As part of my participation in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space artist residency program, I’m pleased to invite you to learn more about my latest project “Migration” a series of linocut printed and hand colored birds at LMCC’s Governors Island Open Studios. This is a preview for a later and 10x larger more sophisticated installation at Brooklyn Bridge Park, in October.  Open Studio is free and open to all on June 25th from 1 to 4pm only. Click here  for FB invite. 

There is an hourly ferry from Manhattan and one from Pier 6 in Brooklyn. Plan ahead it will be crowded on the ferry!!!!!  https://govisland.com/info/ferry

Lastly I will leave for my studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico on June 29th and stay until July 29th. From there I will drive to Cape Cod, Massachusetts for a three week artist residency at the C-Scape Beach Shack on the National Seashore.   and return to NYC on September 1.
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Filling up the Etsy Store

30 prints 30 days, LMCC Process Space, Prints, Small Print Store, Uncategorized

What a busy time it has been! I am vigorously working at my  studio on Govenors Island located in the New York Harbor getting ready for Open Studio on May 28 and 29.  My Dad recently visited and spent the afternoon with me carving. And while working on this projects is fun, it is also great to get some new small prints into my store.
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I have a number of new linoleum block prints, birds, buffalo, mountain goats, reindeer, lions, all printed on some great new paper I got at the Southern Graphics International Printmaking Conference.  Awagami Paper from Japan was there and I bought all the paper they would let me have and I am not using it on my prints for you!

If you hop over to my Stonetrigger Press Etsy Store, here are some of the new 5″ x 7″  prints that are available, all printed onto 8″ x 10″ paper unless otherwise noted.


For Peace Bird, click- Peace Bird Linocut

For the Buffalo, click Brown Buffalo

For the Reindeer, click Reindeer

For the Song Sparrows, click Song Sparrow

For Prowler, click for the Bear

For the Mountain Goat, click mountain goat.

Right now there are 53 prints in my store and I try to keep adding them on a monthly basis. If you have a special request I love to lear from people and I am happy to try adding your favorite critter.