Saturday, December 29, 2007

Ringing in 2008 (Adrienne Miller)

I am finally posting some sketches of things I've been working on lately. Birds again, movement, multiple views of the same thing...been journaling alot to figure out why certain images keep coming back to me. 
All these have been separated and are currently shot in silkscreens and waiting on me to use them. 
My New Years Resolution: FINISH SOMETHING. 


Monday, December 17, 2007

Overdue (Adrienne Miller)

It was brought to my attention today that if you google: "Hatch Show Print Adrienne Miller" that images of me working this summer come up.

For about a week or two in July (i think) a lovely group of people from the Smithsonian came to Hatch to take photos in the shop and to record interviews for a future podcast. They are putting together a traveling exhibition to showcase both old and new Hatch prints and celebrate the history of the shop.

Here is the link to the website: Smithsonian Traveling Exhibitions

Me assembling the Damien Rice poster for the show at the Ryman in August. Working on the woodblock background for both of the Damien posters and the Murray State concert poster is next to it. Mr. Brad Vetter is there working too. You should google his name also. He's a great friend, taught me the ways of letterpress, and way cooler than I will ever be. Plus he makes some kickass posters.
(I just got the John Prine one he made and it makes me want to drool.)

Anyways, life in Nashville has been good lately. I took advantage of my "best intern ever" status from Hatch and designed some unconventional Christmas cards there. Finished them tonight (edition of 50) and am in the process of writing/addressing them at the moment so they will be in the mail soon. I have a few silkscreens drying and ready for exposure, sketches waiting to be scanned, etc etc. Its nice to finally be working for myself again after a long overdue break.

Hope everyone is doing well and has great Christmas plans. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

I have a new image/thing I am working with!

It's actually a thing that has some fishiness, some rock like features, and some vegatative qualities.

the result is a rather beautiful least I think so.

the more I look at it, the more it looks like a streched out head of lettuce or cabbage.


Check out these bad boys or girls (depending how you look at plates)

(click to see bigger image)

- Jerry Phillips

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Re-thinking, Re-doing, Re-working. . .

As it turns out, graduating from college means you start reinventing yourself. I think Jerry and Ann can probably agree with me on this.

Once you have your BFA show, its as if that body of work, that thought process is over. As much as you try and go back and tie off loose ends, it doesn't seem to work. Everything starts changing pretty rapidly with you just trying to catch up and make art that reflects what is going on.

Yet, I know I am in a place that is beautiful and new and strange all at the same time. I don't have anyone to make me make anything (One reason we started this blog.) Still I know my life doesn't feel right without using my ability to create. I get to start over knowing I've already succeeded and I have other great artists
to support me. (thank you peers, students, teachers, professionals, etc.) That, my blog readers, is really wonderful and something to take advantage of.

So, here is our blog as alumni of Murray State's Art Dept.
I am really excited to see how things progress.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

My Show In New York!

By Ann Flowers

I just got back from New York. The NIU Grad students had a show in Brooklyn at the Pearl Street Gallery. The Show went really well and I enjoyed my first trip to New York. I got to see Kara Walker's work at the Whitney. That was amazing! I'll post pics as soon as i figure it out...

I don't know what I'm doing

"Dancing till the Grub Departs," 2007
prismacolor pencils. graphite, relief ink and paper lithography

Jerry Phillips

note: The first semester of graduate school and I have no clue what I'm doing. So, I have started to just make stuff, hoping a direction will be discovered and I can go back to seriously making work.