Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Meadow / Other Voice on Green

For information on Meadow, click on her web site
listed on this blog on the right, under "Other Voices on Green"
All 3 images © Meadow

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tammy Wofsey / Other Voice on Green

Traffic . Linocut Chine-colle’ Prints


The word can have a few meanings. For myself it is the
consumption of space and time. I let the traffic into
I began using a bicycle after moving to New York City
ten years ago. After thousands of miles between work,
studio and home, I have started to reconsider. I don't
have the $20,000 suit of highly polished armor as I
ride down the road, I look in through the other
people's windows, and see the car's prisoners of
status and safety.
But then two weeks of cycling in Copenhagen, returned
me to NYC not quite the skeptic I was. In my mind
there is now a perfect place where the streets become
calm, and by shoe or by tire, everyone smiles. The fog
of grey hydrocarbon congeals into a fluffy white cloud
and a stratospheric happy face.
My series of linocut chine-colle’prints is an attempt to
reconsider car culture.
About Web Plotzing Press
“I’m plotzing over here!” my mother would shout on
various stress-related occasions. It means, “I’m about to
explode, and everything is coming apart, what to do?”
As a macaroni and bean collagist who grew up in Colorado
I knew this Yiddish word would someday find future meaning.
I later attended SUNY College at Purchase where I studied
printmaking and book arts. This is when my blood began
to flow with ink.
After graduation I started working as a monitor in exchange
for print shop time at Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop.
The transformation of an art student to printmaker began.
Ideas, lifelong friendships and experimentation brewed.
While printing at the workshop, I took the pragmatic
approach and worked towards a library science degree.
I then set up shop in Brooklyn where my etching and
typeset presses now live.
Eventually, my studio did explode … literally, as
thousands of cubic feet of natural gas knocked down
walls and flooded the floor. My presses somehow
gained mutations that allowed them to undo years
of my work in a blink. Things come apart. What to do?
For information on Tammy Wofsey, click on her web site
listed on the right on this blog , under "Other Voices on Green"
All 3 images © artist Tammy Wofsey

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Matt Mays / Other Voice on Green

I too create work that is green in nature. Currently, I'm
in a National recycled art show at the AZ Museum for
Youth and was just the featured green artist in the
Nov/Dec's Kontakt Magazine Green issue.
Start listening for time. It is a notion, an illusion that
dictates every aspect of our lives. It is our landscape,
the arrow being the horizon; the horizon being a reference
that's safe. Symmetry is best seen in the human face.
The more symmetrical, the more beautiful; also far
less memorable. My work revolves around the ever-evolving
cast of human emotions which resist simple understandings
and live beyond the bounds. In this series of sculpture,
process echoes concept. Each work is a compilation?
a symphony, both harmonic and discordant?
slices of prior purposes. To create things alien to consumers.
Blue jeans were once the face of the working class,
today they a status symbol.
Matt Mays was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up
on a tobacco farm in Appomattox, Va. He received a BFA
in Illinois and has studied at The Art Students League in NYC.
He worked for many years as a studio assistant to a pupil
of artist, Hans Hofmann. His work is owned by all types
of folks, including legend Willie Nelson, West Coast
Chopper's Jesse James, The Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Google. He is 2007's recipient of the Professional
Development Grant from the Arizona Commission of the
Arts and is involved in the Arcosanti project. His next s
how will be at the Arizona Museum for Youth.
Kontakt Magazine Green issue links:
For information on Matt Mays, click on his web site
listed on this blog on the right, under "Other Voices on Green"
All 3 images © artist Matt Mays