Thursday, December 30, 2010

ideas & dialogue

Let the dialogue begin & ideas flow (image by William Hessian):

It may be difficult to use spray paint inside the library, but maybe there is another way that is less toxic? Nora Tryon has silk screen experience and hopefully will devise a set up for us to produce things. This will definitely be a great manifestation of our efforts and I am personally looking forward to the collective creativity that will emerge!

-----Original Message-----
From: "William Hessian"
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 9:16pm
Subject: Re: Draw-A-Thon prospectus


This is great to see a stage 2 of this project. i like how the draw a thon
are progressing, not just repeating. i also really enjoy the pictures that
were chosen.

I really like the idea of taking a few of these and cutting stencils, some
of the images are perfect for this. then being able to reproduce them
quickly on a massive scale. just need some spray paint, large card stock and
some knives. Do you think it makes sense to take a few of the images and
draw some simpler version that will easily translate to stencils?

I do not know how to silk screen, but would absolutely love to learn. So i
would really like to be on a silk screening or stenciling team if possible.

I would love to take a shot at doing some simplifying of a few stencils from
the selected images and see if they turn out feasible. I love the idea of
making large posters and signs with these designs. This is going to be a lot
of fun.


On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 8:21 PM, wrote:

> Dear current and former participant,
> Attached please find our prospectus for the upcoming Draw-A-Thon at the
> Portland Public Library. For those of you not attending, we still want to
> keep you in the loop, so no need to reply. For those who are attending we
> ask that you look over some of the imagery that we've chosen to focus on and
> consider how you might help develop it into clearer, graphically dynamic
> poster sized imagery. We are trying to come up with the logistics of how two
> or three artists can work on each "concept" collectively. One possibility is
> to create an overall image that has "parts", like separate text or two color
> stencils, etc., so that each artist can stay busy and productive and speed
> along a process that might otherwise be very time consuming if created by
> one individual. We also would like you to think about possible ways that our
> previous imagery can be developed into simpler imagery that can utilize
> simple stencils or silk screening. Our facilities will be limited, but we're
> counting on our enthusiasm and inventiveness to carry the day! Please feel
> free to contact us with your thoughts, ideas & questions leading up to our
> event. I'll post them on our blog for all to see:
> Thanks and see you there!
> Kenny Cole
> 207 322-5243

William Hessian

landline- 207 948 1092

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