I found out about his workshop by accident, when I mentioned his name to a new acquaintance, Valerie Zeman, at an art opening.
“Dan Welden?”, She confirmed, Oh, I know of him! He is giving a solar print workshop in Far Rockaway!” Well, I immediately emailed them because I had worked with Dan, then a stone lithographer, years ago.
I went to the workshop on solar printing, just taking a risk that it would be an ecological approach to making prints. That has been part of the reason I have stayed away from making prints for years. I played and came up with a very strong image, etched by the sun in its solar sensitive coating. The print was incredible, eventually being accepted into the NYSS Alumni Invitational! There is an opening Thursday from 6-8 pm. I will be there, excited to see it and all of the work by NYSS alumni artists!
Now I am thinking of doing a series of solar prints, working with Dan Welden. So this new body of work is on my mind as I prepare for the show and process the work I did on my self-designed residency.
Thank you to all who participated in my open studio and viewed work in my studio, my home or at the delicious Autentico Restaurant! I f you are interested in the process, the exhibit or any of the work contact me and certainly subscribe, below!