COLLABORATIONS

KNOWLEDGE TO SAFETY: A NEW FRONTIER

Created collaboratively by Regents' Prof. Aditi Chattopadhyay, Dr. Bonsung Koo, Christopher Sorini, and John Risseeuw at Pryacantah Press at Arizona State University. This edition demonstrates Prof. Chattopadhyay's research at AIMS Center. Printed on handmade white cotton paper with embedded carbon fibers taken from AIMS research labs, images show integration of modeling, sensor design, and decision making to predict the situ damage and system health. The nanocomposite material modeling and simulation bridges scales from atomistic to the structural level and predicts material behavior and useful life of aerospace systems. 

Collaborators: Aditi Chattopadhyay, Sofia Paz, John Risseeuw, Christopher Sorini, & Dr. Bonsung Koo.

SEMOGRAPHICS III

The Semographics III Monoprinting Team Collaboration took place in junction with the Southern Graphics Council International 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. ​Hosted in the print studio facilities at the Savannah College of Art & Design, twelve printmakers, including myself, had four and a half days to produce a series of collaborative monoprints.

Upon arriving in Atlanta, each team member contributed dozens of their own transparent positives for photo screen printing, chine-collé elements, pre-cut relief blocks, handmade papers, and other tools of the trade, for everyone to use as an interchangeable plethora of materials and images. To ensure the free flow of this collaborative monoprinting marathon, all "in-progress" impressions were available for anyone to seize upon and embellish. At the end of each workday, all prints were  critiqued and were only deemed complete upon unanimous agreement.

Semographics' collaborative process was an enormous success in combining each of our unique aesthetic perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences. 

Collaborators: Eric Avery, Sandra C. Fernandez, Tim High, John Hitchcock, Stephanie Hunder, Brian Johnson, Amanda Knowles, Karen Kunc, Kathryn Maxwell, David Newman, Sofia Maria Paz, and Lenore Thomas

IRONTYPE

In collaboration with the ceramic artist Cannupa Hanska Luger, and my printmaking colleague Louise Fisher. This project was organized through Arizona State Universitie's Map(ing) Project, which was founded my Prof. Mary Hood. Every two years, Native American non-printmaking artists are invited to learn the art of printmaking by collaborating with ASU's print graduate students.

This print titled "Irontype" depicts the illusion of a buffalo running, by composing overalled cyanotype negatives we derived from Eadweard Muybridge's photograph motion studies. Across the pectoral plane is a chine-collé mirrored paper laser-cut in the shape of the Missouri River. If the print's whole edition of 25 were to be displayed together in order, you'd see the entire chine-éd Missouri span across the prints side-by-side

Read more about the fun time Louise and I had with Cannupa.

Collaborators: Cannupa Hanska Luger, Louise Fisher, & Sofia Maria Paz.

FROM NOTHIING TO EVERYTHING 

This print is part of John Risseeuw's grant funded portfolio project, which  consists of inviting senior professors from varied disciplines at ASU, to come to the School of Art's book arts press with a student of their choosing. Together we use the resources at Pyracantha Press to create a one-page visual statement of their discipline and research interests.

Our first collaborative edition was with the theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Dr. Lawrence Krauss, along with his research assistnat, Dr. Jayden Newstead. By combining Einstein's field equation, a spiral galaxy from a 1935 textbook, the higgs boson, Feynman diagram, and "Pillars of Creation" photographed using the Hubble telescope, this print depicts the evolution and continuing discoveries we are making about the origins of our universe. We even incorporated shredded photocopied pieces of Einstein's essays into the paper pulp. 

Read more about the collaboration process and the adventures we had along the way.

 

Collaborators: John Risseeuw, Dr. Lawrence Krauss, Dr. Jayden Newstead, & Sofia Maria Paz.

 

RUNWIRE MAGENTA

Organized by ASU's printmaking professor, Mary Hood, collaborative print project with video artist Muriel Magenta. By creating vector files to toner-print our individual color stencils, together we replicated one of Magenta's video stills into a screenprint. Now she has an origina edition!

 

Collaborators: Mac Bydalek, Janet Diaz, Mary Hood, Muriel Magenta, Sofia Paz, Emily Ritter, & Shangning Wang. 

 

BLIND DATE

Hand reduction screen print created by The University of Texas professor, Tim High. I assisted in the creation of this print by assembling the original digital compositing of the appropriated images. 

 

Collaborators: Tim High & Sofia Maria Paz.

 

35 FACES OF DR PETKO

Per invitation of Arizona State University's professor, Dan Mayer, inaugural guest artist, Jessica Spring, from Springtide Press, created a commemorative letterpress print celebrating the Petko type donation and paying tribute to the 35th anniversary of Pyracantha Press. Jesica also taught workshops to ASU students and visitors who traveled to campus. 

The "35 Faces of Dr. Petko," features a vibrant yellow smiley face—a nod to Petko's career in dermatology—circled by 35 adjectives. Each word is hand-set in a typeface form the Petko Collection that the artists thought best conveyed its meaning. 

 

Collaborators: Dan Mayer, Jessica Spring, Cindy Iverson, & Sofia Paz.

 

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"From Nothing to Everything" team.

(From left to right) John Risseeuw, Sofia Paz, Dr. Lawrence Krauss, & Dr. Jayden Newstead.