Day Two Installation

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Thank goodness, last night while attempting to sleep, I could not shut my brain off after the big install day, the elves came in and fixed up the show. Frankly, I left yesterday having a lot of doubt, but when I came in this morning and the doubt went away.

The framed pieces are up, thanks to Lisa B. The lean-to, leaves, clouds and more water have been added. Here is a cell phone panoramic shot.

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We took a coffee break right behind the gallery so that the dogs could play on the Lake George beach. They were happy and so was I.
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Tomorrow there is a yoga class in the gallery. I was asked if it would be okay since I was still installing and I think it is great. I am going to take the class, as my body is screaming for exercise and some stretching after all this paper cutting and ladder climbing. Hopefully by 7pm Friday night I will be able to call the show complete.

Come on up to Lake George, Saturday, Nov 14th from  4-6 is the opening. 

Installation in Progress

Prints

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I just returned to my cute Adirondack motel room after an 11 hour day of cutting and placing linoleum block prints into an installation, I titled the show “My Own Private Wilderness”. I have 2.5 more days to complete it and I am a bit nervous. Day one is always slow but today seemed extra slow. It is the first time I am building water. I was at a loss on how the land meets the water, but thankfully Lake George is right outside the window, the beautiful mountains in the background giving me a direct reference.

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The photos are from my cell phone so not ideal but I will have excellent photos with my good camera soon.  The title of my show refers to my wilderness fantasy. Living in NYC I often feel removed from nature, and I am a person who loves backpacking, loves hiking in the mountains. My ideal would be living in the mountains full-time. But until then I create my own fantasy.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, November 14 at 4pm. The gallery is Lake George Arts Project Courthouse Gallery, Old County Courthouse 1 Amherst Street,  Lake George, New York 12845. Here is a link to the specifics of my show. 

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Stay tuned more photos tomorrow.

Day 29, print 29, Panda Linocut

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Panda

Panda

It is Pandaemonium! Now on Etsy, An 8″ x 10″ linocut in an edition of 10. The image size is 5″ x 7″ a little bigger than my usual 4″ x 6″ because I wanted to get a lot of Panda details.

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Check out this whole table of panda’s. You probably know that panda’s are from China, but did you know that they grow as large as 250 pounds and eat bamboo almost exclusively? I wonder if that could happen to me, if I ate enough kale?
table_of_panda_linocutsIn planning the future of these daily prints, I did a little printing experiment. What do you think?

Linocut Printed T-shirt

Linocut Printed T-shirt

I am thinking a small line of t-shirts might be very interesting. Let me know.

Polar Bear, print #22 of 30

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Polar Bear

Thank you Carol for recommending a Polar Bear. Finally it is snowing in Abiquiu, NM and the whole landscape is covered in  billowy snow.

This polar bear is printed in a icy blue onto white Rives BFK paper. I also print the bear in black, then cut out the eyes, ears, and nose and glue them, with archival glue, to the white paper. This gives the print a little dimension and the necessary black parts of the bear.

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This print will be ready for mailing first thing Monday morning, January 26. I need a little extra time to glue all the tiny pieces on. There are 10 available for $20 each on Etsy and you can order yours now.

View from my studio

View from my studio

Here is a beautiful view from my studio the morning I made the Polar Bear.

Roar, Print 9 of 30

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Black bear, Roar, bear, wilderness animal,Many of your know this bear. I made him last summer to be included in my exhibition at Wave Hill in New York. No, he is not the 9th print. For one he is way too big, 24″ wide by 40″ tall and that might be too big for some people. Plus, he is more expensive $450 and that may be too expensive for some people. He is a bear, ha ha, to print, but he is stunning.  Do not worry dedicated followers of 30 x 30 x $20 because you can get a piece of him today, and yes for $20 at my Etsy store.  Print #9 of 30.

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Roar! Bear head. This print is called a “bleed print” because the image goes all the way to the edge of the paper, the full 10″ x 8″, there is no border. This is the first of at least 3 I will make into bleed prints. It gives a huge impact and Roar! is  terrific print.
framed_bear_bleed_printIf you had it framed this is what it would look like with a 2.5″ mat around the bear head. But the piece does not come framed or matted, it is only for reference.  This is a great photo of all the prints drying.
table_bear_black_print_HIlary_LorenzIf you are not familiar with my show at Wave Hill in NY, it ran from  October – December 2015, there are loads of photos on my blog, plus I added a couple here so you can see how the bear was incorporated into the printed and cut paper landscape. (Soon this work will be shown digitally in a gallery at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA but that is another story. If you want a bear head, grab yours today for $20 on Etsy.

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Nomadic Geography, A cut paper and print installation by Hilary Lorenz

Bear, Hilary Lorenz, Print Installation

Nomadic Geography, A cut paper and print installation by Hilary Lorenz