Cranbrook Art Museum
Cranbrook Design Studio
On top of a gate.
Jack & Earl in front of another very cool gate. Aren't they cute??
Jack in front of his favorite piece.
This is the window in Jack's studio.
Jack took us through all of the departments studios, and we got to see what students were working on. Since I don't have their permission, I can't post any photos, but let me tell you - there are some very talented artists at Cranbrook.
As a crafter myself, I think what intrigued me the most was an old letterpress that some of the students are starting to work with, as well as catalog all of the type that has been sitting for a very long time. Evidently, this is not a technique used frequently anymore.
Can you believe this stills works?
This is the "type" that is sitting inside the letterpress. Can you read backwards?
All of these drawers are full of different movable type.
More type on an adjoining wall.
Of course Jack took us through his studio - but I'm not showing those photos! It reminds me of his bedroom when he was a teenager - YIKES......but I guess it gives him inspiration! Here are some photos of specific items in his studio though.
These will be worked into one of his next projects!
Interesting books on his shelf!
Some practice work from last year.
A significant stencil. During his undergrad, Jack did a lot of projects with spray paint and stencils-
they were amazing!
A couple more photos from his department............
The spray paint room! It vents out so you are not overcome by fumes.
I could use one of those.
Some of the screens used in printing.
Jack, the artist, in front of a huge printing machine.
I have a LOT more photos, but this post is long enough. We had such a fun time with Jack. The campus was beautiful with autumn colors starting to come out, and the weather was perfect. This is how I felt that day - I was so happy.....
Thanks for stopping by - and making it to the end of this post!