The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Turn out the lights... the semester is almost over


Less then two weeks remain printfools...

Print like the wind .



John Sloan (1871 - 1951) Turning Out the Light Etching, 12x17cm

9 comments:

Bec★ said...

my baby eyes have tears! it's gone by soooo fast!

ghostofprintmakingpast said...

There was a time when the lights never went out... a time when acid splashed continuously... a time when prints were taped up at 9pm, only to be cut down at 3am to make room for more... a time when even the tarantula came out to see what all the late-night commotion was about. And no, this "time" was not at the end of the semester... the lights never went out all semester long. PJ says print like the wind now... I say there should have already been a tornado!!! The noise you hear in the walls late at night is I... ghostofprintmakingpast... and I will haunt you forever.

phantompanther said...

http://americanart.si.edu/collections/exhibits/monotypes/video.html

I may be an adolescent type, and in your class for almost too long-- but I found this website and watched the video and thought that it was helpful to understand monotype and monoprint processes- whatever your personal views are on these shouldn't influence you not watching this video- it's short sweet and to the point-- tell me what you think.

profJ said...

So, uhh, I am kind of afraid of this ghostofprintmakingpast.... whoever it is is frightening but wise. A bad combination!

Lisa said...

Beautiful litho.

It's not over till it's over...the semester that is.

ghostofprintmakingpast said...

PJ's fear can be smelled from miles away... a staunch smell at that. If my "wiseness" frightens you PJ, it should be yourself you fear... for you are the one who instilled my knowledge of prints from babyhood to postadolescenthood. Be weary of the minds you shape... for they may come back more knowledgeable and more powerful than you can handle.

Nels said...

Say it isn't true! Say it's just a cruel hoax! Without the smell of printing inks infusing my senses I will no doubt retract from living, perhaps even a coma, until once again the doors of the printshop are opened.

Hmmm. ghostofprintmakingpast. Judging from the style of writing I would be tempted to say it's Kimmie. But anyone carrying a name of Valentine would never be so cruel. I suspect some other incredibly evil entity.

profJ said...

What a mystery huh Nels? So sad the GOPP has not figured out how to post a picture of his/her self...

Mandy said...

GoPP can't be kimmy because he/she left a comment on her website. I believe it is a kimmy admirer and someone from that era.....my guess is that it is BEN!!!!