Choose this link to view my Sketchbook in the Brooklyn Museum collection. It's really cool to have my work archived digitally. The Art House Coop is learning each year, and has plans to do more in the future with their collections. It's exciting to be part of the process. Having my work shown really seems to complete the cycle of producing art in a way I didn't see. Right now, everything I do in Art is so new. Getting to a point of a complete piece is a lengthy journey... I am getting back to where I was a long time back, but each day I rest into where I am supposed to be. Getting my work out there is important because it does no one any good to simply have work saved on a laptop or stored away. I have no expectations for what others think; I just hope to cause "think" to happen. I hope other people can simply enjoy and I want inspire other artists to get their work out there too.
Okay, I'm not here to teach, but rather, to share something new that I am learning... Printmaking!! I attended an artist workshop by Jeane Quick-to-See Smith this weekend and it was wonderful. I enlisted the help of my son and "permanently" borrowed some things from my parents. I got an old laundry wringer that works nicely to roll out prints. Here is my first go at it. We had a good ole nice afternoon of experimenting and making our very own prints.
Here are some of my photos from the Valentine's Day shoot out at Studio One Pensacola. This is a really great time; several photographers, models, and make-up artists meet up each month to take pics from different background setups, etc. Thanks to model Julia for some great photos! I most enjoy talking with other photographers. It helps ground me that snapping a pic can be quite complex. It is so gratifying to simply be in a place where a group of folks from different backgrounds come together and have such a blast and help each other along the way. Art doesn't happen by yourself.
Earlier this year, I entered two CD cover designs for the Counting Crows new album release, Underwater Sunshine. Counting Crows is one of my all-time fave bands, just love their poetic music. So... I had to at least give it a shot. Below are my two cover designs. The band said their album is reflective, like looking back on an endless summer. So, I dug back into my photos from last summer, reflecting... That's how I felt about my Krul Lake pic of Jackson cannon-balling on a hot summer day. So I used this as my first point of departure on the first cover. Then I utilized a jellyfish exhibit shot from our trip to Chicago. Hope you enjoy these! Counting Crows announced their winning cover, unfortunately not mine, but it was well worth the trip back in time.
All images ©2012 Andrea Sutrick
My project was officially received and catalogued in the Brooklyn Art Library for The Sketchbook Project: 2012! It can be found on the shelves with a call number of 166.2-3. Plus, it will be touring soon. Hope I can make the Atlanta show around Labor Day! Check out more on this project at www.arthousecoop.com
Enjoy my studies and ramblings on art... bookmaking, printmaking, sketchbooks, photography, and my love of my local stomping ground,