Loja & Eero Saarinen Palimpsestic Mind Map, Doug Jones, Print Media ’22


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The STUDIO Art Sale is now closed. Please contact CAAstudio@cranbrook.edu with any questions.

    43″ x 60″

    Ink and charcoal on paper

    I overlay a Loja Saarinen-chosen Greta Skogster-Lehtinen hanging/tapestry onto images of Eero Saarinen’s work and images drawn from a Deborah Berke lecture to challenge the way we collectively overlook Loja Saarinen when discussing mid-century design, as compared to the way we promote and then protect the prominence of Eero Saarinen’s legacy.

    I will make my fuller artist statement available with the drawing to the person/people that purchase the painting upon their request.

    This is my very first black and white palimpsestic mind map.

    Mounting and framing options (at additional costs) are available.

    A related experimental film is also available to purchase.

    Item is located in Detroit, MI. Local pickup available. Shipping available for an additional fee. Contact aweisbrod@cranbrook.edu for a custom shipping quote.

    As part of this year’s STUDIO sale, I am selling 50 of my monoprint versions of Roy Lichtenstein’s Drowning Girl painting. I am using a plate that I etched at Anderson Ranch, last summer. Each print will ‘say’ something different. This summer, I will work with Cranbrook alum, Gary Chapman, to practice archival drawing in Tennessee at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts as a Windgate Fellow.

    Print media remains at the core of my approach to creating art. Reproduction carries with it a unique agency and set of technologies that allow us, commonly, to transcend space and time. A plate, like all media, requires a performative agency that is documented in marks and experiments. I intentionally explore materials; My research focuses on the palimpsest.

    I produce work in multiple media. First year, I cast light and shadows across 3D forms to produce narrative prints and photography. I also developed graphic, film, and sound collages. I worked in a small corner studio in the basement of the annex. Second year, my studio is at least twice the size and in the architecture department. I have immediate access to a metal shop and a woodshop. I regularly use this space to produce prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture, and various kinds of 3 dimensional forms. In the print media department and the architecture department, I am so incredibly fortunate to regularly participate in interdisciplinary dialogues, discussions, and critiques that span the entire academy by including classmates from each department.