Thursday, March 27, 2008

. . . printed on gelatin

Gelatin monoprint 5: There's always room for Jello

If you have been reading this blog, which is highly unlikely, you will know that I struggled through a recipe for a gelatin plate. Well, after sitting in the fridge for a while, the plate was a hard shrunken glob. I cut off all the hard parts around the edges and cut the plate down to a small size. Then I printed and overprinted, making designs with combs, paper resists, just anything there on the table. Lots of fun, now I just have to figure out how to apply it to my "real" art.

Now for breaking news: not really. When I had a real job and my kids were small, I got up every morning about 5:00 a.m. for my coffee and to read the paper. Unfortunately this habit continues to today. I love the science section of my local paper. Since newspapers are written for a third-grade level, I can usually understand the science articles. Here are today's articles:

1. "A small piece of jawbone unearthed in a cave in Spain is the oldest known fossil of a human ancestor in Europe...This discovery of a 1.3 million-year-old fossil shows the process (of humans emerging from Africe to Europe) was accelerated and continuous; that the occupation of Europe happened very early and much faster than we had thought."

2. Having a big belly in your40s can boost your risk of getting Alzheimer's disease or other dementia decades later...It's not clear why abdominal fat would promote dementia, but it may pump out substances that harm the brain... most people have a sense of whether they have a big belly. And if they do, the hew study suggests getting rid of it." Editorial comment: "Ya think?"

3. Scientists are testing a plan to train fish to catch themselves by swimming into a net when they hear a tone that signals feed time. . . (these fish) would someday be used to bolster the depleted black sea bass stock. The bigger goal is to defray the cost of fishing farming." Editorial comment: "Seems like it would take all the sport out of it. It always comes down to money."

1 comment:

Martha Marshall said...

This gelatin print idea is intriguing and sounds like fun. I'll be watching for updates!