Friday, September 5, 2014

Graduate School - University of Alberta

I'm starting a new chapter in my life. I have been accepted to graduate school at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. It was a tough decision for me to go back to school again, but I think it'll do me and my artwork good to rethink things and to refocus.
For the past week I've been moving into my new studio. As a grad student, I get my own little space with a desk, several flat files, and a shelf. I get great light in here through a window the width of the room (see images below). There is a shared grad studio here with two printing presses. Plate processing will happen in the upstairs undergrad studios, so I have the feeling I'll get my workout climbing stairs. I hope to get into the new studio routines and processes soon. I'll have to get used to airbrush aquatints again instead of using the wonderful rosin box at Highpoint in Minneapolis, but every studio has their own equipment and procedures and I'll have to learn new ways of doing things. Once I'm all settled in and I have some new work to show, you'll hear from me again.

In Memoriam

My Dad, Michael Rudolph, passed away in a tragic accident involving a drunk driver on July 27th, 2014. With him I lost my biggest critic, fan, and mentor. He gave me the love of art, music, and literature, the desire to know and learn, the interest in languages and travel, the love for beauty, and the love for life. He will be greatly missed.