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.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Brian Barry


Click the title post Fools, and them make popcorn and watch (or rewatch) the printing of the big linocut and how Brian Barry made it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpzwsUwC0xs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk74tYQ_R8M

Give you any ideas?

BPJ

17 comments:

E said...

Very neat! I was surprised how well the transfers work!

Katie said...

These large prints are amazing, and it's cool to see how well the prints turned out. Excited for giant woodcuts.

megan said...

These videos definitely helped me get more excited for the giant woodcut :) And I looked at some more of Brian Barry's work, including a "photo intaglio??" Wh-WHAT?? Sweet.

Sarah McMac said...

I lived in a village in Cork in high school for a little under a year, my host dad used to read the Evening Echo every week...so cool to see what the printmakers of one of my favorite cities in the world are doing!! thinking big, doing big, achieving big, love it all. such a cool idea with the big roller machine, except i don't think we could fit that in the shop to do the wood blocks....hmm oh well. Also really cool how they got the public involved and made a big puzzle of their smaller links and printed them all together.

Britt Vogt said...

I printed with the sheriff when he was doing steam rolled intaglios. It's pretty cool. Just watch your toes.

Those linos printed really well, I'm nervous about our woodcuts drinking up the ink. We shall see.

Clarice said...

can I drive the steamroller? excited to see the woodcuts being printed. Im surprised that the Linocut didnt get squashed from the pressure

Brian Barry said...

Hi,
Thanks for mentioning me! My original comment didn't show up. I'm currently trying to organise a similar event in Granada, Spain.

Crack Baby Anna said...

This gives me faith in our giant woodcuts. we aren't using a steamroller, though, right?

Sweet Marissa said...

How is this working again?? What an awesome guy to create a portrait of!I liked Brian Barry's pink room with all the post-its...yaaaaay.

Anonymous said...

So glad to watch these videos. Made me become a bit more inspired for our big ass wood cut. Excited to see what all the print fools come up with to do on video day!

Kristine said...

duthis was really cool and gave me a bit more onfidence in the giant wood cuts. anticipating seeing them printed.

Amanda Munsen said...

Very cool! This got me excited to see how these giant wood cuts will look when we print them today!

Jules said...

I think all of the planning and cutting will be worth it when we see them final prints!

Sassalyn said...

What an amazing day on wednesday! the woodcuts turned out much better than I would have ever expected, I can't wait to see them hanging in the hallway, shocking the world. Great job all!

Dani W said...

Well giant woodcut day happened. Both look amazing. Cannot wait to see them hung in the hallway. Good job all! The video was pretty cool. Hopefully we will think of some crazy things to put in our video!

Rachel Albrecht said...

AH! The woodcut prints are finally finished! A long semester... or two worth of work was well worth it to see the final pieces be unveiled. They turned out better than I expected and am curious to see how the video will turn out in its final stage!

Awesome work people!

Kinden said...

I never thought a steam roller would be involved in art. I do like our process better. Much more fun. But I see the perks of doing a wood cut on one piece of wood rather than our three large pieces.