Demonstrating laser engraving techniques at International Printmaking Symposium SNAP, Rheine, Germany, 2015.  Photo: Tracy Hill

Demonstrating laser engraving techniques at International Printmaking Symposium SNAP, Rheine, Germany, 2015.

Photo: Tracy Hill

 Every year master printer Thomas Siemon invites a small group of artists to execute projects in his workshop, carpe plumbum, as a part of the Hochdruck-Grafik-Symposium.  The artists from left to right are Sarah Pike, USA, Thomas P Konietschke, Eppertshausen, Germany, Thomas Siemon, Tino Geiss, Leipzig, Germany, and Benjamin Badock, Leipzig, Germany (absent).  Photo: carpe plumbum

Every year master printer Thomas Siemon invites a small group of artists to execute projects in his workshop, carpe plumbum, as a part of the Hochdruck-Grafik-Symposium.  The artists from left to right are Sarah Pike, USA, Thomas P Konietschke, Eppertshausen, Germany, Thomas Siemon, Tino Geiss, Leipzig, Germany, and Benjamin Badock, Leipzig, Germany (absent).

Photo: carpe plumbum

 Printing at carpe plumbum, Leipzig, Germany, 2015.  Photo: carpe plumbum

Printing at carpe plumbum, Leipzig, Germany, 2015.

Photo: carpe plumbum

 Setting type for "anderswo verschieden und fast dasselbe | elsewhere different and almost the same".  carpe plumbum, Leipzig, Germany, 2015. 

Setting type for "anderswo verschieden und fast dasselbe | elsewhere different and almost the same".  carpe plumbum, Leipzig, Germany, 2015. 

 In the fall of 2015 I was an artist in residence at Dundee Contemporary Arts in Dundee, Scotland where I continued my research in laser engraving into prints.

In the fall of 2015 I was an artist in residence at Dundee Contemporary Arts in Dundee, Scotland where I continued my research in laser engraving into prints.

 Creating step tests, a pallet of marks on the laser cutter.  Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee Scotland, 2015.

Creating step tests, a pallet of marks on the laser cutter.  Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee Scotland, 2015.

 Working multiple laser engraved prints at a time.  Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland, 2015.

Working multiple laser engraved prints at a time.  Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland, 2015.

 Late night planning the final layer of a color lithograph published by Hole Editions, Newcastle, UK. 2015.  Photo: Lee Turner

Late night planning the final layer of a color lithograph published by Hole Editions, Newcastle, UK. 2015.

Photo: Lee Turner

 Master printer Lee Turner printing one of two relief prints published by Hole Editions, Newcastle, UK, 2015.

Master printer Lee Turner printing one of two relief prints published by Hole Editions, Newcastle, UK, 2015.

 Reworking the stone.   Ernst and Erica Hanke Steindruckerei, Ringgenberg, Switzerland, 2014.    Photo: Ernst Hanke

Reworking the stone.  Ernst and Erica Hanke Steindruckerei, Ringgenberg, Switzerland, 2014.

Photo: Ernst Hanke

 Erica and I debate the merritts of two different colors of blue.  Ernst and Erica Hanke Steindruckerei, Ringgenberg, Switzerland, 2014.  Photo: Ernst Hanke

Erica and I debate the merritts of two different colors of blue.  Ernst and Erica Hanke Steindruckerei, Ringgenberg, Switzerland, 2014.

Photo: Ernst Hanke

 Digital sketchbook.  Through out the printing process I return to the computer to plan out additional layers.   Ernst and Erica Hanke Steindruckerei, Ringgenberg, Switzerland, 2014.    Photo: Ernst Hanke

Digital sketchbook.  Through out the printing process I return to the computer to plan out additional layers.  Ernst and Erica Hanke Steindruckerei, Ringgenberg, Switzerland, 2014.

Photo: Ernst Hanke

 Printing on the Schnellpresse (fast press).  I love the sound and rhythmic workings of this press.   Ernst and Erica Hanke Steindruckerei, Ringgenberg, Switzerland, 2014.   Photo: Ernst Hanke

Printing on the Schnellpresse (fast press).  I love the sound and rhythmic workings of this press.  Ernst and Erica Hanke Steindruckerei, Ringgenberg, Switzerland, 2014.

Photo: Ernst Hanke

 In 2012 I went to Leipzig, Germany to interview artists who grew up during the GDR for an artist book that explored the relationship between place and identity.   Stills from interview with Harald Alff.

In 2012 I went to Leipzig, Germany to interview artists who grew up during the GDR for an artist book that explored the relationship between place and identity. 

Stills from interview with Harald Alff.

 Printing the lithograph for "in dieser zeit | in this time".  Master printer Thomas Franke, stein_werk, Leipzig, Germany, 2012.

Printing the lithograph for "in dieser zeit | in this time".  Master printer Thomas Franke, stein_werk, Leipzig, Germany, 2012.

 Sometimes the only solution is fire.  stein_werk, Leipzig, Germany, 2012.

Sometimes the only solution is fire.  stein_werk, Leipzig, Germany, 2012.

 Assembling "in deiser zeit | in this time".  stein_werk, Leipzig, Germany, 2012.

Assembling "in deiser zeit | in this time".  stein_werk, Leipzig, Germany, 2012.

 Preparing the stone for litho-aquatint with a drawing in gum Arabic.  Keystone Editions, Berlin, Germany, 2012.

Preparing the stone for litho-aquatint with a drawing in gum Arabic.  Keystone Editions, Berlin, Germany, 2012.

 Master printers Sarah Dudley and Uli Kühle proofing photo-plate.  Keystone Editions, Berline, Germany, 2012

Master printers Sarah Dudley and Uli Kühle proofing photo-plate.  Keystone Editions, Berline, Germany, 2012

 Selecting colors for  Fingerpresse  lithographs.  Keystone Editions, Berlin, Germany, 2012.

Selecting colors for Fingerpresse lithographs.  Keystone Editions, Berlin, Germany, 2012.

 How many greens do you have to mix to find the right one?   Keystone Editions, Berlin, Germany, 2012.

How many greens do you have to mix to find the right one?  Keystone Editions, Berlin, Germany, 2012.

 The Old Lady.  I was told operating this press was like helping an old lady cross the street.  She needs a firm but gentle hand and you can't let on that you are helping her.  Steindruck München, Munich, Germany, 2010.

The Old Lady.  I was told operating this press was like helping an old lady cross the street.  She needs a firm but gentle hand and you can't let on that you are helping her.  Steindruck München, Munich, Germany, 2010.

 "Helfen Sie mir mit meinium Stein zu druckerpresse bringen?"  My space was littered with post-its notes with German phrases you can't find in phrase books.   Steindruck  München, Munich, Germany, 2010.  

"Helfen Sie mir mit meinium Stein zu druckerpresse bringen?"  My space was littered with post-its notes with German phrases you can't find in phrase books.  Steindruck München, Munich, Germany, 2010. 

 Always travel with a head lamp ... and a pair of ear plugs.  Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium, 2010.

Always travel with a head lamp ... and a pair of ear plugs.  Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium, 2010.

 Follow the camp site rule, "always leave it cleaner than you found it".  Cleaning the underside of the press bed.  Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium, 2010.

Follow the camp site rule, "always leave it cleaner than you found it".  Cleaning the underside of the press bed.  Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium, 2010.

 Demonstrating laser engraving techniques at International Printmaking Symposium SNAP, Rheine, Germany, 2015.  Photo: Tracy Hill
 Every year master printer Thomas Siemon invites a small group of artists to execute projects in his workshop, carpe plumbum, as a part of the Hochdruck-Grafik-Symposium.  The artists from left to right are Sarah Pike, USA, Thomas P Konietschke, Eppertshausen, Germany, Thomas Siemon, Tino Geiss, Leipzig, Germany, and Benjamin Badock, Leipzig, Germany (absent).  Photo: carpe plumbum
 Printing at carpe plumbum, Leipzig, Germany, 2015.  Photo: carpe plumbum
 Setting type for "anderswo verschieden und fast dasselbe | elsewhere different and almost the same".  carpe plumbum, Leipzig, Germany, 2015. 
 In the fall of 2015 I was an artist in residence at Dundee Contemporary Arts in Dundee, Scotland where I continued my research in laser engraving into prints.
 Creating step tests, a pallet of marks on the laser cutter.  Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee Scotland, 2015.
 Working multiple laser engraved prints at a time.  Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland, 2015.
 Late night planning the final layer of a color lithograph published by Hole Editions, Newcastle, UK. 2015.  Photo: Lee Turner
 Master printer Lee Turner printing one of two relief prints published by Hole Editions, Newcastle, UK, 2015.
 Reworking the stone.   Ernst and Erica Hanke Steindruckerei, Ringgenberg, Switzerland, 2014.    Photo: Ernst Hanke
 Erica and I debate the merritts of two different colors of blue.  Ernst and Erica Hanke Steindruckerei, Ringgenberg, Switzerland, 2014.  Photo: Ernst Hanke
 Digital sketchbook.  Through out the printing process I return to the computer to plan out additional layers.   Ernst and Erica Hanke Steindruckerei, Ringgenberg, Switzerland, 2014.    Photo: Ernst Hanke
 Printing on the Schnellpresse (fast press).  I love the sound and rhythmic workings of this press.   Ernst and Erica Hanke Steindruckerei, Ringgenberg, Switzerland, 2014.   Photo: Ernst Hanke
 In 2012 I went to Leipzig, Germany to interview artists who grew up during the GDR for an artist book that explored the relationship between place and identity.   Stills from interview with Harald Alff.
 Printing the lithograph for "in dieser zeit | in this time".  Master printer Thomas Franke, stein_werk, Leipzig, Germany, 2012.
 Sometimes the only solution is fire.  stein_werk, Leipzig, Germany, 2012.
 Assembling "in deiser zeit | in this time".  stein_werk, Leipzig, Germany, 2012.
 Preparing the stone for litho-aquatint with a drawing in gum Arabic.  Keystone Editions, Berlin, Germany, 2012.
 Master printers Sarah Dudley and Uli Kühle proofing photo-plate.  Keystone Editions, Berline, Germany, 2012
 Selecting colors for  Fingerpresse  lithographs.  Keystone Editions, Berlin, Germany, 2012.
 How many greens do you have to mix to find the right one?   Keystone Editions, Berlin, Germany, 2012.
 The Old Lady.  I was told operating this press was like helping an old lady cross the street.  She needs a firm but gentle hand and you can't let on that you are helping her.  Steindruck München, Munich, Germany, 2010.
 "Helfen Sie mir mit meinium Stein zu druckerpresse bringen?"  My space was littered with post-its notes with German phrases you can't find in phrase books.   Steindruck  München, Munich, Germany, 2010.  
 Always travel with a head lamp ... and a pair of ear plugs.  Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium, 2010.
 Follow the camp site rule, "always leave it cleaner than you found it".  Cleaning the underside of the press bed.  Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium, 2010.

Demonstrating laser engraving techniques at International Printmaking Symposium SNAP, Rheine, Germany, 2015.

Photo: Tracy Hill

Every year master printer Thomas Siemon invites a small group of artists to execute projects in his workshop, carpe plumbum, as a part of the Hochdruck-Grafik-Symposium.  The artists from left to right are Sarah Pike, USA, Thomas P Konietschke, Eppertshausen, Germany, Thomas Siemon, Tino Geiss, Leipzig, Germany, and Benjamin Badock, Leipzig, Germany (absent).

Photo: carpe plumbum

Printing at carpe plumbum, Leipzig, Germany, 2015.

Photo: carpe plumbum

Setting type for "anderswo verschieden und fast dasselbe | elsewhere different and almost the same".  carpe plumbum, Leipzig, Germany, 2015. 

In the fall of 2015 I was an artist in residence at Dundee Contemporary Arts in Dundee, Scotland where I continued my research in laser engraving into prints.

Creating step tests, a pallet of marks on the laser cutter.  Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee Scotland, 2015.

Working multiple laser engraved prints at a time.  Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland, 2015.

Late night planning the final layer of a color lithograph published by Hole Editions, Newcastle, UK. 2015.

Photo: Lee Turner

Master printer Lee Turner printing one of two relief prints published by Hole Editions, Newcastle, UK, 2015.

Reworking the stone.  Ernst and Erica Hanke Steindruckerei, Ringgenberg, Switzerland, 2014.

Photo: Ernst Hanke

Erica and I debate the merritts of two different colors of blue.  Ernst and Erica Hanke Steindruckerei, Ringgenberg, Switzerland, 2014.

Photo: Ernst Hanke

Digital sketchbook.  Through out the printing process I return to the computer to plan out additional layers.  Ernst and Erica Hanke Steindruckerei, Ringgenberg, Switzerland, 2014.

Photo: Ernst Hanke

Printing on the Schnellpresse (fast press).  I love the sound and rhythmic workings of this press.  Ernst and Erica Hanke Steindruckerei, Ringgenberg, Switzerland, 2014.

Photo: Ernst Hanke

In 2012 I went to Leipzig, Germany to interview artists who grew up during the GDR for an artist book that explored the relationship between place and identity. 

Stills from interview with Harald Alff.

Printing the lithograph for "in dieser zeit | in this time".  Master printer Thomas Franke, stein_werk, Leipzig, Germany, 2012.

Sometimes the only solution is fire.  stein_werk, Leipzig, Germany, 2012.

Assembling "in deiser zeit | in this time".  stein_werk, Leipzig, Germany, 2012.

Preparing the stone for litho-aquatint with a drawing in gum Arabic.  Keystone Editions, Berlin, Germany, 2012.

Master printers Sarah Dudley and Uli Kühle proofing photo-plate.  Keystone Editions, Berline, Germany, 2012

Selecting colors for Fingerpresse lithographs.  Keystone Editions, Berlin, Germany, 2012.

How many greens do you have to mix to find the right one?  Keystone Editions, Berlin, Germany, 2012.

The Old Lady.  I was told operating this press was like helping an old lady cross the street.  She needs a firm but gentle hand and you can't let on that you are helping her.  Steindruck München, Munich, Germany, 2010.

"Helfen Sie mir mit meinium Stein zu druckerpresse bringen?"  My space was littered with post-its notes with German phrases you can't find in phrase books.  Steindruck München, Munich, Germany, 2010. 

Always travel with a head lamp ... and a pair of ear plugs.  Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium, 2010.

Follow the camp site rule, "always leave it cleaner than you found it".  Cleaning the underside of the press bed.  Frans Masereel Center, Kasterlee, Belgium, 2010.

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