In the summer of 2008, I was invited to participate in Cadace Nichol’s 6 Sides to Every Story project. I asked five other artists in Kansas City to join me in this six-sided relief block adventure. Our carving team included: Laura Berman, Will Burnip, Maura Cluthe, Ben Jones, Estrella Payton, and Julia Welles.
We worked with an article describing how the Harry Potter books are to blame for an increase of abandoned owls at a Flinshire UK rescue center. Read full article here.
6sides2every story essentially is a social experiment involving 600+ artists from around the world. Each artist is carving one side of a wooden cube and then Candace Nichol prints each edition to be sent back to each of the participants. The project highlights the inherent democracy that printmaking gives to artists of all levels: Professionals, amateurs, non-printmakers, mentors and students will all contribute to the project. The purpose of this project is to connect artists from different backgrounds and places Participants respond to one another’s marks, their visual images and the initial story.