Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Fantastic Experiment

It is going to be very exciting to see the final prints. I love this idea! The fact that it's a national project is a great experiment. Nice job C!

I'll be shipping my cube off soon. My husband Greg is a fantastic artist and his forte just happens to be wood carving, so I'll make that man work!

I'm looking forward to carving myself. Thanks for the opportunity!


Monday, April 28, 2008

Cube 16 moving around...


Rossi in Reno, NV has finished her side of cube 16 and has given it to Melanie Yazzie in Boulder, CO.

Story title: Alaska Now Has 2 Gas Pipeline Proposals

What to share in story?

Hi Candace,I am wondering – do you want the STORY to accompany our cube print, or a PHRASE, (ie) the headline or the whole newspaper story? Linda

Hi Linda,
Good question – I was waiting for someone to ask it.

Okay, this is going to be a roundabout answer :>)
I’ve been thinking a lot about what the first participant would do. Would they include the entire story with the cube or just a phrase…. I was unclear in my instructions in order to see what would happen… Part of this is a social experiment….
The picking of the story.... does one chose to share just a phrase with the other artists? Just the title? (Which can be misleading) or include the entire newspaper article? I'm thinking about the way information is consumed in our society. The bits and pieces of a story are never complete. And we as consumers take the bits, create our own meanings. Eventually we fuse parts of the story with our own experiences, sometimes sharing that with another person who will interpret the story differently, too.

So, it’s up to you, what do you want to share? A phrase, a headline, or the whole newspaper story.
(Note: the headline will be the title of the print.)

Have you chosen a story? If you have the title and the source, I can look it up online and create a PDF file so we have it for bibliography purposes.


I wanted to give you an update on cube #14. I burned the design in my cube, I didn't have carving tools and since my headline was about "prescribed burns" I thought it fit. I have sent out an email to friends to see if any one will want to contribute. If not I will send it back to you this week so it can keep going. This is exciting and looks good!

Susan Stewart

Title: Prescribed Burns Will Continue in Tahoe Area

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Launch of Website:

Dear Participants,
The website is up and will be continually updated as cubes are printed. Those of you that would like a link to your personal website, please let me know and I can add that next to your name and image. Also, any print shops or organizations involved, I will add those links, too. Let me know that it is okay with you to do so.

Check it out!

Participants so far

Here is a list of participants so far:

Rebecca Bailey Fort Wayne, IN
Jenn Erwin Richmond, VA
Katie Cepek Boise, ID
Stephanie Dykes Salt Lake City, UT
Saltgrass Printmakers Salt Lake City, UT
Yuji Hiratsuka Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University Faculty and Students Corvallis, OR
MaLynda Poulsen-Jones College Place, WA
Linda Jules Kamloops, BC, Canada
Kamloops Printmaking Society Kamloops, BC, Canada
Megan Sterling Chicago, IL
Sue Latta Boise, ID
Margery Hall-Marshall Kyle, TX
Kimiko Miyoshi Long Beach, CA
Lynne Kistler Elko, NV
Sharon Tetley Carson City, NV
Western Nevada College Art Faculty and Students Carson City, NV
Jill Fitterer Boise, ID
Angela Katona-Batchelor Boise, ID
Melanie Yazzie Boulder, CO
Susan Stewart Reno, NV
May Aboutaam Sunnyvale, CA
Rossitza Todorova Reno, NV
Kathleen Marshall Reno, NV
Paris Almond Reno, NV
Jacy Robinson Reno, NV
Sarah Whorf Eureka, CA
Theresa Bond Austin, TX
Orisegun Bennett-Olmidun Ettrick, VA
Vicki LoSasso Reno, NV
Margaret A. Craig San Antonio, TX
Woman Printmakers of Austin Austin, TX
Printmakers’ Conspiracy Northern Nevada
Alison Harris South Lake Tahoe, CA
Dianna Sion-Callender Reno, NV
Maria Partridge Reno, NV
Gene Gardella Reno, NV
Sue Roberts Reno, NV
Jim McCormick Reno, NV
Anne Hoff Las Vegas, NV
Southern Nevada College Faculty and Students Las Vegas, NV
Leta Medina Reno, NV
EDW Martinez Virginia City, NV
Jayna Conkey Carson City, NV
Kathy Wood Reno, NV

First side of cube #10 sent back

Hello everyone-

Lynne Kistler is the first to send carve her side of cube #10. Lynne resides in Elko, NV. The cube now has moved to Carson City, NV for another to carve out an image that responds to the story: A Womans Heart: Maya Angelou.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Launch of national collaboration

As humans, we have the incredible ability to perceive the same events as completely different happenings. This collaboration project will give consideration to these individual points of views. Participants are asked to illustrate their own individual perspectives by carving one side of a wooden cube. Each cube will represent one current issue found in a national/international article, internet posting, or magazine. This project will expand across the United States, starting with 100 (2”x2”x2”)cubes, 600 participants.

Instructions:1. The first person has to clip a phrase from a newspaper, magazine, or internet, and carve a visual narrative on one side of the cube. (Please email me at to have me send you the cube.) You do not need to print it.

2. When you are done, you will give the cube to another person along with the clipping. (A small baggie will be provided with cube along with participant info cards.) Each person responds to the clipping and to the previous marks carved into the cube. Artists do not have to be printmakers. They just have to be willing to participate and to carve the cube in a timely manner. EACH PERSON NEEDS TO EMAIL CANDACE NICOL WHEN THEY RECEIVE AND WHEN THEY PASS THE CUBE TO ANOTHER PERSON.

3. There is no fee, but each person needs to either hand the cube to someone in his/her community or be willing to send the cube to another person outside of his/her community; and at the end, send it back to me for printing.4. Once the finished cube has been sent back to me, I will print an edition of 8. Each participant will receive a print with all 6 sides of the story. One print will be used for exhibition purposes and one set will be donated to a permanent collection (to be determined).