|1971-Michael, Cathy & Alyssa Hinton in Dazhai Commune, Shanxi Province, China|
Experimental Printmaking “Art of Transformation” Hybrid Art Residency:
Shortly after I arrived, the security desk man gave me some recent issues of the China Art Weekly Magazine to look at, and I was immediately struck by the realization of just how deep my early study of Traditional Chinese painting had truly been. Even in my most recent work the influence was blatantly evident to me…mainly in the dramatic expression of the dynamic contrasts found in landscape. I found this very inspiring for the initiation of my “Art of Transformation” Hybrid Art Residency, which like most of my residencies, are fairly experimental.
China Academy of Art (C.A.A.) and “Art of Transformation” Hybrid Residency:
My residency within the China Academy of Art Printmaking Department was all about having the students create hybrid works combining conventional drawing and printmaking with digital techniques in Photoshop to illustrate some form of expressive identity narrative. About half way through my residency I found the need to explain the importance of thoroughly “owning” your mixed media and demonstrating how to truly make an image your own, despite the use of digital software settings and filters…...Never settle for the “pre-packaged” look!
|My Residency- Teaching How To Own Your Mixed Media!|