these texts are an archive of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area from march 2007 - march 2015. it stands as a record of close to a decade of my life, charting the struggles i faced as an artist, daughter, and lover. messy and chaotic at times, eloquent and poetic at others, these texts are an index i am proud of. it was here in this electric box that i learned how to be honest about my experiences and the person i needed to become. it was here that i first learned the truism that words make the world and how to trust such a beautiful, rife, hard fact.

thank you for meeting me here in such tall grass.

my artist website is here.

Oct 27, 2010

the first of many...

i've been carving and printing all day! :)

for the passed several months, i've been thinking more and more about art and access... how to make collecting art more affordable and inclusive. i've been thinking about girls (and boys) like me who love art more than anything and seek opportunities to support artists however we can, but simply don't have a ton of money to do so. and i've been thinking about how often i wish i could purchase something from an artist i love but can't because i definitely cannot afford to buy a massive oil painting right now. and so i've been trying to come up with ways to make the acquisition of art a greater possibility for a greater number of people, because i know i am not in the minority when it comes to not having a lot of extra money every month. but i still want to collect art and i still want to show my support for artists and writers i admire, and i don't think i'm in the minority when it comes to that desire either. and also because i grew up pretty poor i feel compelled to at least try to make art more accessible for everyone. printmaking is the best form for getting art out in to the world and in to the hands of people who need it and keeping the cost down.

and so i started small... 11" x 7 1/2" small, to be exact. :)

this little doll is a hand-carved woodcut print, pulled by hand, printed in black water-soluble woodblock ink on Rives BFK. she is based on my favorite doll in my collection (yep, i collect creepy old dolls. ha!). the blush in her cheeks and her eye lashes are added by hand after the ink is dry. this is an untitled open edition (which keeps the cost way down) and each print is signed and dated on the front. and because they are all printed by hand, each doll comes out a little bit differently. :) beautiful.

$20 for the print and $5 to ship.


Marta Sanchez said...

Awesome. I have to wait until after the first of the month, but can't wait to have one of your pieces. Yay!!!!

angela simione said...

marta! thank you so much! it would be an honor to have a piece of mine hanging on your wall! :)

Marta Sanchez said...

Truly my honor lady! Have an auction/fundraiser in November, so will hold off on the haircut til Dec then will send you my tail. I think it has been a year. Yay!