Addendum 1: Etsy, Uplift, Instagram
The Thailand Burma Flora Fauna project was a life changing experience for me. It was incredibly challenging, but the outcome was very fulfilling and continues to bear fruit.
Currently, I am in the genesis stage of working on a new set of plant and animal print designs that will be a second chapter to this project. I really appreciate all of the kind feedback from you about the work that I produced. Thank you all for your support!
The entire TBFF series of letterpress prints is now listed in my Etsy shop. Last minute holiday shoppers, please get your orders in to me as soon as possible so I can get them out to you. Handmade prints make great gifts!
My friend Nisha Toomey, whom I met in Mae Sot, Thailand, has embarked on an incredible project with her partner Barnabe Geis. They are making a series called Uplift, which focuses on positive work being done all over the world in places like Burma (aka Myanmar).
The very first episode of Uplift takes place in Burma. It's absolutely wonderful-- beautifully shot and filled with humor and smart ideas. It brought me right back, and I have watched it several times already. If you would like to get a better feel for where Burma is at as a country, I highly I recommend this video!
Follow my work on Instagram! I usually post once a day, and often have small updates on my various printmaking and painting projects. I also like to share the occasional travel photo from Burma and Thailand.
Here is an example of how I have been framing the TBFF prints to show.
A River at Night: The Final Landscape
The very last design I made for the Thailand Burma Flora Fauna project was the “Night” print. Specifically within that print the very last piece of the puzzle was the landscape on the left side of the design. I had fun working out the perspective of that river (which is seen from above, but recedes back in space). The challenge was, “How do you convey vast depth using just black and white with no gradation?
I feel incredibly grateful towards my good friend Jack Baumgartner for fielding many late night phone calls and helping me troubleshoot these designs before I made the final letterpress plates and began printing.
Thank you all for your support!