Kip Deeds: Art and Design


PRINTS + PROCESS: The “Alasktic” Series

Prints + Process takes a look inside the process of completing a print project. Process could include prints, drawings, proofs, films, and hand written notes… some that represent substantive changes in direction, others that don’t.

The “Alasktic” series of prints are about travel between extremes (e.g. temperature, geography, culture). With some reflection, I know that the process of making these prints was also about dealing with itinerant circumstances. Preparatory drawings and prints were made in a number of different places including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, Washington D.C., and Washington State. It is as if, instead of having many luxuries, I was only allowed to carry a backpack and a pocket knife. Limitations led to a certain crisp economy, each print process exists in a distinct place on the page. While a great territory was explored, pacing was considered and necessary energy was conserved so that an arrival at a distant destination and a point of completion was met.

Also See: Knight Arts Exhibit Review, By Chip Schwartz

  • Reception: 6-9pm, March 12, 2015
  • Exhibition Dates:  February 12 - April 4th, 2015
Detail of linocut print depicting a map of Alaska. Part of a series of travel themed prints.
Detail: Print 13, The Alasktic Series, 2009

Kingdom Come

In collaboration with poet Traci Brimhall and the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, I helped create a printed broadside. Each month two writers are invited to the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center for readings. In conjunction with the reading, two artists are invited to respond to a passage of the writers' work in the form of a print. In my case I created a linocut relief print that was printed ajacent to Brimhall's poem "Kingdom Come". The letter press and printing was done by the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center.

The prints are sold as a fundraiser at a very affordable price. For more information contact:

Print depicting a tall glass of ice water along with text from the Pomem Kingdom Come by Tracy Brimhall
Kingdom Come, 2010
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