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Opium Cyanotypes (part 1)

This summer I'm concocting experiments in my studio, to take advantage of China's clear skies. These images have been brewing for quite some time.  Years, actually. They're part of a series on China and America's common ground: Opium. A drug that …

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Visions of Penang

At my art opening at the beautiful ChinaHouse in Penang. Selected images below: George Town Festival director Joe Sidek and a friend, with some of my Cliche-Verres   The reporters came early, here's one from The Star taking photos of my …

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Imaginary Landscapes of Betel-Nut Island

A virtual exhibition of the best artwork from my Artists Residency at Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penang) Imaginary Landscapes of Betel-Nut Island from Elizabeth Briel on Vimeo. You can find out more about how I made these pieces here.   Music by …

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Layouts and Landscapes

After weeks of testing out materials, exposure times, and half-baked ideas, I'm in the final stretch of my residency here at USM (Universiti Sains Malaysia). Now I'm working on large-scale art that's building on what came before (currently on exhibition …

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Mid-Residency Exhibition

Artists have a dirty little secret: Every masterpiece you encounter in a museum was built on top of many failures. And you never see these other works. All that we see is what made the cut. If an artist is …

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How to make a Cliche-Verre Cyanotype Print

A cliche-verre is an image made with a drawn or painted negative. For one of my two series in Penang, I'm making cliche-verre negatives. I designed one with an ink sketch like this,   Then painted translucent acrylic like this, …

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Testing…

Wherever I live, I pick up potential printing materials and test them. I can guess what something will look like, but every potential printing object is a wild card. You never know quite how it will look, once sandwiched between …

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Offline Books

Cyanotype Illustration from my travel book – a search for handmade paper in Southeast Asia. This is the sacred book of a Red Dao shaman in Vietnam. The last few months have been a time of transition, both personal and physical. …

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Urban Blues

Cyanotype print of Hong Kong scaffolding on 100% cotton paper, 11 x 14 inches, illustration from H is for Hong Kong (2008) Hong Kong is fragmented by language and geography: Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, English and Cantonese carve up …

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Delectable Travels

Hand tinted Cyanotype Illustration from H is for Hong Kong, 2008 While some of the most interesting people I know are eating their way around the world, I’ve never given food much airtime here. Yet one of the most immediate …

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