The Exit and the Outlet is a series of linocut prints that is currently in progress. The prints range in size from intimate to epic, with subjects drawn from science-fiction, the history of printmaking, and also the difficult process of letting go and moving on, while celebrating the impact of the past.
Prints will be posted as they are created.
What follows is a short description of the project narrative:
The Exit and the Outlet: How We Did the End of ACCESS
I don’t know what year it is. It doesn’t really matter. This is the story of ACCESS…or more appropriately The End of ACCESS. ACCESS is kind of like the internet. It acts as a window through which we used to receive, send, and store all our information. After years of service, ACCESS grew sentient… As one complete lumbering giant, ACCESS gently bid farewell to all its users. Emotions ran high. Users said goodbye to their communal creation, mourning its loss through ceremony and tribute. Users were placed on a regimented program to ween themselves off ACCESS by the time of its eventual evacuation.
A deadline was mandated and a vast campaign was established to allow important information to be siphoned back into a physical form. Outdated forms of communication were researched, reaffirmed, and reintegrated as the Age of Entitlement was evaluated, documented, and finally, set aside.
Special thanks to Cindi Ettinger and Second State Press for their help in the advancement of this project through the Cindi Royce Ettinger Scholarship, awarded during August of 2015.