Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Jeff Fondling Andy
Vladimir Mejia2012
When I originally became interested in Jeff Koons’ work I was intrigued by his attitude towards art and I found I could relate to a lot of his ideas.  I decided that for my final intaglio assignment of copying a work of art, I would try to depict Warhol’s influence on Koons’ work.  I decided to base my print off of Jeff Koons’ “Hand on Breast” from his “Made in Heaven” series, with “Rabbit” serving as a backdrop.  I felt the image would equate the idea of influence to intimacy.  I used two plates for the print.  One holds “Rabbit” the other a contour line drawing.  Both plates were etched with hard ground for the line work.  The “Rabbit” plate was aquatinted and chin-colle was used to attach the yellow tissue paper to the second plate.

Jeff Fondling Andy

Vladimir Mejia
2012

When I originally became interested in Jeff Koons’ work I was intrigued by his attitude towards art and I found I could relate to a lot of his ideas.  I decided that for my final intaglio assignment of copying a work of art, I would try to depict Warhol’s influence on Koons’ work.  I decided to base my print off of Jeff Koons’ “Hand on Breast” from his “Made in Heaven” series, with “Rabbit” serving as a backdrop.  I felt the image would equate the idea of influence to intimacy.  I used two plates for the print.  One holds “Rabbit” the other a contour line drawing.  Both plates were etched with hard ground for the line work.  The “Rabbit” plate was aquatinted and chin-colle was used to attach the yellow tissue paper to the second plate.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Blindness
Vladimir Mejia2012

For my last intaglio project I had to make a print incorporating color on a song of my choosing.  I wasn’t allowed to be literal with the lyrics and was told to focus on the sound.  After much debate I decided to base a print on Jack White’s cover of U2’s “Love is Blindness.”  Personally the structure of the song plus Jack White’s howling made me think of the idea of falling forever.  So I went with the image of falling figures on a dark blue background which I feel gives the sense of infinite space.

Blindness

Vladimir Mejia
2012

For my last intaglio project I had to make a print incorporating color on a song of my choosing.  I wasn’t allowed to be literal with the lyrics and was told to focus on the sound.  After much debate I decided to base a print on Jack White’s cover of U2’s “Love is Blindness.”  Personally the structure of the song plus Jack White’s howling made me think of the idea of falling forever.  So I went with the image of falling figures on a dark blue background which I feel gives the sense of infinite space.

Sunday, March 4, 2012 Monday, February 13, 2012

My First 8 Intaglio Plates

Vladimir Mejia
2012

These are the first intaglio prints I’ve ever made.  The assignment was to make 8 plates that incorporated text into the design.  Some (like “I Love Fuckin Shit Up) I really love.  Others (like “Microwaves Are Terrifying) I could live without.  But I thought I’d upload all of them as an honest representation of my first try in this medium.  So far my only grievance is the sitting that accompanies paper soaking in water or plates bathing in acid.  Other than that it’s really cool to work and learn a new process.  Hopefully some good work comes from this class.