Liquor Stores/The Center of the Mile

Description

Drawing, etchings and woodblock prints of liquor stores within one square mile of Mission and 23rd street. By no means are these all of them. Some for the SFCB publication “That’s It the Center of the Mile”
Using photographs or sketches as initial studies, I reinterpret these images as prints. Hand drawn on woodblock or metal plate, the prints are created slowly, through cutting, scraping, burnishing and proofing the plates or blocks. The attention that goes into the development of the image constitutes a meditation on details and spaces that normally don’t receive more than a passing notice. It is a reflection of the attention required to find value in anything ordinary and to recognize its particularity.