OCR Series, 2013

Ink and watercolor drawings over relief prints. The impressions are made from a metal typeface—an optical character recognition (OCR) font from American Typefounders Company. I enjoy the irony of a typeface that was designed to be read by computers having been cast in metal—a technology eventually rendered obsolete by computers. But the degree of conceptual abstraction in their design makes them very suitable for my purposes. After printing the OCR typeface, the prints are drawn over, creating unique monoprints. The drawing tools included brushes, watercolor graphite pencils and watercolor crayon. This series was created with specific places in mind, all in the Pacific Northwest. All drawings are 15 x 22 inches, on white archival printmaking paper. To purchase, contact Cullom Gallery in Seattle. www.cullomgallery.com

  • OCR: Yesler Swamp

    OCR: Yesler Swamp

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    22" x 15" (WxH)
  • OCR: Muleshoe, John Day

    OCR: Muleshoe, John Day

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    22" x 15" (WxH)
  • OCR: Naches Loop, Mt. Rainier

    OCR: Naches Loop, Mt. Rainier

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    22" x 14" (WxH)
  • OCR: Union Bay Wetlands

    OCR: Union Bay Wetlands

    SOLD

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    22" x 15" (WxH)
  • OCR: White River, Mt. Rainier

    OCR: White River, Mt. Rainier

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    22" x 15" (WxH)
  • OCR: Duwamish River, Seattle

    OCR: Duwamish River, Seattle

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    22" x 15" (WxH)
  • OCR: Shovelers Pond

    OCR: Shovelers Pond

    SOLD

    Year
    2013
    Dimensions
    22" x 15" (WxH)
  • OCR: Union Bay Wetlands (detail)

    OCR: Union Bay Wetlands (detail)

  • OCR: Yesler Swamp, Laurelhurst (detail)

    OCR: Yesler Swamp, Laurelhurst (detail)

  • OCR: White River, Mt. Rainier (detail)

    OCR: White River, Mt. Rainier (detail)