In early February 2012, I assembled with Noelle Noonan from Ireland, Suthat Pinruethai from Thailand, Prawat Laucharoen from New York, and Jeera Rattanangkoon, Harinani Orme, and Lisa Louise Adams from Hawai’i at the Mu-Ryang-Sa Buddhist Temple in Palolo Valley, a suburb of Honolulu for ‘temporary residency 3: Honolulu’. Our collective task was to reflect on the nature of print practice, in particular its installation potential, and to make and install work to coincide with the Honolulu Printmakers 84th annual exhibition at the Honolulu Academy Art Centre.

This ‘temporary residency‘  was the third in the series to explore the potential of print as an installation practice. The first two residencies were hosted by Prawat in his loft living space in the “NoHo” district of Manhattan in September 2010 and April 2011, with artists invited from Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii and Ireland. Prawat Laucharoen’s long commitment to printmaking as artist, master printer and teacher finds a new dimension through his program of PRINT INSTALLATION temporary residencies.

The outcome of my residency was an installation, ‘Map for finding one’s way in a new place’,  monoprint, relief print, rubbing, and stitching on Japanese paper with found material, measuring 10 feet x 7 feet.

Read more about the project.