Last year I started a project for a show here in Minot that attempted to image the strange condition of living in two different cities that were 3 hours apart. Recently I returned to the project by converting the photo sculpture piece into a book. Keeping the transitory concept of the photography,, I printed on both sides of the book board...one side reminiscent of a double centerline on the highway and the other the gravel shoulder. I love when things together better than your original vision.
It's a hot one today in ND and the studio isn't much of a reprieve from the humidity...but the Kuper print moves on with the 3rd and 4th screens today.
One of my joys this week is being back in UND's print shop to finish the print for MSU. I do feel a little like I am cheating on MSU's print shop, but I think it understands. I've gotten the chance to catch up with friends and former professors. I've pitched in a hand printing with Kim and gotten to see his progress in restoring a 19th C. Litho press. This place has been good to me...I don't want to think about how many hours I've spent here, but they are cherished as one of the most formative periods in my life. I am thankful that we will only be 3 hours away from our friends who remain in Grand Forks, but we look forward to the new communities we will enter in Minot.