«What do you need a ruler for?»
I started printing in 2012.
I was lucky enough to have a workshop with the one and only Amos Kennedy (Kennedy Prints). It was everything I expected and more. The creative freedom, the words and the plasticity of the medium were like coming home, a return to a childhood sense of play and wonderment.
I learned at Oficina do Cego, a Portuguese group of crafts people who do and teach letterpress printing, screen printing and other subjects within the graphic arts.
I would have to say Amos Kennedy. The day he asked me «what do you need a ruler for?» he set me free.
Both. I work alone most of the time and it feels very zen and blissful. However, whenever I work with other people I have great fun end up learning so much.
When I was supposed to be doing something else. 🙂
What It Is, by Lynda Barry
The Folded Clock, by Heidi Julavits
The Beauty Myth, by Naomi Wolf
As Armas Secretas, by Julio Cortázar
Wait for Me!, by Deborah Mitford
A very simple tabletop proof press.
When I have time to think and feel and just be.
That I won’t have enough time in this life to properly say goodbye to everything I love.
JOY. It brings me joy. And if a print of mine brings a little bit of joy to the observer my mission has been accomplished.
I’m a writer and a literary translator.
I like collages, but I still haven’t explored it enough.