Ocelot's Monthly Ocelot Spotlight: Kinga Osz-Kemp

During the slow-for-printing months of winter, each of the four Ocelot co-owners takes a turn at a weeklong residency in the shop to work on a personal project. Kinga's residency was in early January, and here is her report:

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It all started with a blank CD case for my current musical project.

Since Bayard wrote the words  and I made the music, I asked him for drawings to suit the title of the project “Words of a Feather” (we both like birds).

I scanned in a page from an old dream journal and printed it in cyan, magenta and yellow slightly offset to put the Birds into the Fifth Dimension of Long Hand and Dreaming.

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The cover had a place for folded literature, so literature was printed: the lyrics.

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On the back of the literature was the space for my playground. Since I do execution of predetermined outcomes for my job, as something different, I wanted to have just an idea that I can print and then look at my print to come up with a response as to what to do next. This is how, through days of printing and cutting and squinting, I developed my initial idea of an egg inside of a chicken inside of an egg.

So which one DID come first?

The cyan.

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Then the magenta layer, including the Visiting Chicken. Neighbors can be curious.

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Finally the yellow layer, to get the colors dancing.

Even though half-tone dots and CMYK colors were used, this is not a true CMYK print. It’s a faker, a player, not even a real layer.

The last songs on the cd are still being worked on. But the the ones that are done, can be listened to here: https://kingaosz-kemp.bandcamp.com/album/words-of-a-feather

And all the playing I did with the chicken/egg pics in the process of creating the final composition, ended up wheat pasted on the walls of the barn where I took the chicken photo.

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