11-1 to 11-7-2016

Lithography is hard. Since I don’t understand what the different steps do, I have a really hard time remembering them. I messed up the first etch on my plate. Lithography is a significant source of stress for me. I told my little grad student, because I feel crazy. I may not look crazy, but I am. She is sweet about it.

This is a photo of my litho plate before etching. I was disappointed enough with the etching that I didn’t photograph it or the prints. I get a good grade anyway, in part for enduring the anxiety and finishing on time, anyway. It is from a photograph I took in Paris at the Rodin Museum.

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The courtyard is coming right along. The fountain is in progress, lamps are installed, some plants are in. They are preparing the grounds for trees and grass.

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