|"Orange Crush" Glen Alps|
I am tickled pink, (maybe I should say "tickled orange") to show you a new addition to my art making collection of equipment and assorted creative stuff.
I am now the proud owner of a Glen Alps Press! Glen Alps was a artist, printmaker, teacher, developer of the "collagraph" process in printmaking, and creator of about 30 presses. You can read more about Glen Alps here and here.
My press was stored in a trailer for the last year and has a lot of rust on its unpainted steel parts. Prior to that, it was used (and I suspect, abused) at a community college for many years. No matter. It is a tough machine, built for abuse and heavy and frequent use. Once we get it all cleaned up, it will be my work buddy for the printmaking I want to do! (Here's what it will look like when it's restored to its working order condition.)
Monotype attracted me years ago and I have taken several workshops and classes to learn more about the form. I loved those experiences, but felt like I could do more and learn more with a press of my own. In the privacy of my own space, I can try big and fail big and stretch and grow in my own ways. That day will come soon!
When I look at my old monotypes, I understand why I have remained excited about it.
|monotype with Chine colle|
The former owner told me that this press was nicknamed "Orange Crush." I like that!!
|takes a forklift to move it!|
REM "Orange Crush."