On the twenty first of December I received a phone call from the Arizona Commission on the Arts to inform me that I had been awarded an Artist Project Grant for my project “Expanding the Digital print to Uncommon Surfaces. To say I was excited would be an understatement. To me this grant is an honor and it will give me time and money to develop work that will take me beyond my current relationship with the digital print.
The purpose of my project is to expand my art beyond the digital print surfaces in which I have already worked. My goals are to: 1) create surfaces that will extend the expression of my digital prints, 2) contrast digital prints with both natural surfaces and modern surfaces. To accomplish this and other ideas I am working on, I will combine nature with technology. Printing on natural surfaces beyond what I have previously used or made will allow a more in dept experience of ways to create my art.
In the months to come I will be posting the results and information on my discoveries. I am considering doing some book type formats as I move forward with my experiments. There are so many ideas rolling around in my head about where I want to spend my energies in this entire process. I have no idea where this will go, but one thing I am sure of is that I will be sharing all my techniques so that others can learn from what I learn.
Thanks to the Arizona Commission on the Arts and congratulations to the other artists that have received this award.