Archive for the ‘armouring’ Category

Framed (armouring)

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

I had to take back the framing. There where a few things that needed to be sorted out.
I was pleased with the results when I picked them up again.
The idea now is to sort out the text. Almost there.

Framing pick up

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Picked up my framed “armouring” prints. I saw a sample a few weeks ago. I’ll unwrapped them at the studio latter today or Friday morning.
Eight in total. I used some yellow brass from an older work to help pay for the framing. This type of recycling is not uncommon for me, seems logical to recycle works into others.
For armouring to be completed, as it stands now the work seems to float no context, I am considering a text to accompany the prints.
A photo seems disjointed.
Perhaps employing a writer would help creat a text that works. This needs careful consideration /execution.

I have decided that a grouping of five and three works. What prints constitute each of the two groupings is not decided. Again this work is almost complete. These last details are crucial. As I want the work not only to hold up singularly but also carry the full consequence/history of the work.

Need to figure this out.
I have a feeling, actually an intellectual worry that this work has the potential to fail. Similar to a few other works that failed because of my choosing to share them in a context of a gallery far removed from their activation.
More latter on this

Found text on armouring performance

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Dug this out of a sketch book.
Instructions on how I came up with the formal aspects of the print/ tattoo.
Actually made me consider show a sketch I have and the instructions for the prints.
This could add an interesting dimension, or help exposé the prints. If I want that.
Never the less defiantly will do more digging around for info on armouring.
Found this on my web page.
I think combining this statement and the text from the sketch book may be shed light on what I was up to.

Bite and Burn, encore
MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, 10 January 2009
Instructions for Printmaker Dax Morrison and Tattoo Artist Amber Thorpe
The shape of the tattoo is determined by its position on the body.
The design will be applied to my right chest.
The size of the tattoo is determined by the number of prints in the edition and the duration of the printing process.
Impressions are to be taken from my freshly tattooed skin in an edition of ten. Black ink will be used because of its stability as a pigment.
Jason Fitzpatrick


Details of armouring

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

These r details of three that I choose.
I believe the framing will “pop” them, emphasizing their individual beauty.




I guess I have to choose

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

I spent more than three hours trying to figure out what to frame.
Some r good. Some r very good. Some r great in sets. Pain in the ^%#.
So I managed. I choose 8. How i will show the 8 is still debatable. It seems one group of three and one group of five. On Seperate walls? Who knows.
I’ll figure that out latter. The import part is the prints work very well. The prints defiantly function past the performance, more than an artifact. Beautiful, bold, strange not awkward.
Defiantly not conventional, but they are not showy or ego driven.

The framing is simple, understated. Well done. I will get then in a month.


Can U choose

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Time to figure it out.
Dead line – two hours.


Thoughts on armouring prints

Monday, September 16th, 2013

I was getting the prints (ten) from the armouring performance out of the box. In the box are a set of five called “ace of spades”, two “artist profs” and a set of ten that I choose to be framed as the official prints.
The thing was I didn’t like some of the ten. So Tuesday I’m going back to the studio and from all of the prints that were pulled during the performance ( 17 in total) I will choose the ones that I like to be framed.

I guess I’ll see how that goes. It reminds me not to lock into a decision too tightly, it may snuff out potential.


Monday, January 11th, 2010

these were some ideas I had for the print aemouring. I didn’t choose them


Monday, January 11th, 2010

just a test