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To Mamma Ida,

Mamma Ida, is how my Estonian great-grandmother was called among family, she was kind, humorous, and always making something.   There are few of her handmade things that I own and cherish as special heirlooms: tablecloths, her blouse, mittens and socks ¬†she made for her grandchildren. She didn’t try to line all the stitches evenly … Continue reading

BLOCKprintedArt towel with label

How we made my BLOCKprintedArt label

I am an artist, illustrator and printmaker who enjoys well designed things. For a year I worked hard and had fun (!) designing my printing blocks for fabric but I felt I needed help with designing labels for my cards and printed fabric. I asked my designer friend to help me out – Liis Simon¬†designed … Continue reading

Imprimatur in NYC

The talk for book makers and story tellers Imprimatur Unbinding the Book was a nice little event. The presenters were designers, makers and breakers (Brian Dettmer) of books; the idea that stayed with me from Brian’s talk was that book being rid from its original purpose due information being digitized could be completely redefined. The … Continue reading

blue mountain gallery June 2013

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MFA Thesis Exhibition at Blue Mountain Gallery, taken during the opening night in June 2013

Emerging Artists: WCSU MFA Thesis Ehxhibition in NYC * JUNE 18 – JULY 6, 2013 *

Blue Mountain gallery in NYC will host WCSU 2013 MFA Thesis Ehxhibition. More on this show will be posted soon. I will be showing the book page drawings from the past three years. But you can read the short intoroductions to every artist in here: http://www.bluemountaingallery.org/wcsu-2013/

My first self-published illustrated essay Nature and Technology

My first self-published book Nature and Technology is now available through Blurb bookstore; I will be selling a limited edition of 50 copies. The new book and original illustrations are on the show at the WCSU Spring 2013 Thesis Exhibition April 4- 15th at Higgins Gallery 181 White Street, Danbury, CT Opening reception April 4, … Continue reading

The Melt, a group show in Danbury, CT

I must share my artist friend Mei-Ling’s great blog post here about the current group show at the Mercurial Gallery that we are both participating as local artists: The Melt The gallery is run by a young woman, a musician and a writer, Amanda Bloom. Amanda works with Katie Bassett, an artist, who has curated … Continue reading

Personal Book Project: Research, Reading, Reflection. Part Two

In spring and summer of 2012 I tried to read as much as possible on physics, technology, and history of science. My personal book project had found its tile by that time – Nature and Technology and the concept of the book had started to from in my mind. I wanted to make images that … Continue reading

Personal Book Project: technique verus concept. Part One

I had a dream about a huge bird in summer 2011, right before I started the first semester in the graduate program in Illustration. The following week I found a picture by Max Ernst (from his ‘collage novel’ ” A Week of Kindness”, 1934) and suddenly knew I wanted to study artist books as part … Continue reading

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May-June 2012: My Book Page Drawings on Display in the Two Artist Show

For a one month in the early summer or late spring the Mercurial Gallery in downtown Danbury showed two artists’ work – me and Phil Lique from New Haven. The feedback from the show on my book page drawings was pleasantly positive and one of my drawings found a new owner. Thank you Amanda Bloom … Continue reading

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