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Carianne Mack Garside


The Process & Bios

Notes on "Cross Section" + "Comfort"

Every Day Drawing is Carianne Mack Garside's plan on how to keep herself, a new mom, artist and teacher active in the studio throughout 2011. Small drawings, often done with her newborn son on her lap in the morning, attempt to weave together physical observations of the natural world, journaling about being said mom, artist and teacher, and formal discoveries in abstraction. Some drawings may be covered in drool, but somehow, she WILL draw every day.

The images included in this collaborative pages are:
- cross section of my day (Jan 15)
- comfort (Jan 19)
- our worlds (Feb 6)

Inspired by Carianne's effort, Susan Gibb committed to writing a short story each day in sync with the tone and mood of Carianne's artwork at 365 Days 365 Stories. It is interesting to see the interpretation not only by artist, but by the influence of the day that brings out a story. While they've worked on projects before, 100 days of work produced during the summers of 2009 and 2010, this is the first attempt to complete a year's worth of work daily. Both are inspired by nature and the rapport is often obvious.

Steve Ersinghaus had worked with Carianne on 100 Days Projects since 2008 in both poem and story form and was asked to collaborate once again as a tribute to the ease and creative energy that circulates among artists working together. With the eyes of a poet he has woven a blanket that ties the forces of language and visuals together in beautiful form.


blog note:
Writing: Collaborations by Susan Gibb
"Wanted to make a note here about a current publication of work at The Blue Print Review that I'm particularly excited about..."



Steve Ersinghaus is a digital artist, poet, and fiction writer. He is the author, with Carianne Mack, of 100 Days: 100 drawings 100 poems (Blurb), Stoning Field, a hypermedia fiction (Oregon Literary Review), The Life of Geronimo Sandoval, a novel in hypertext, and That Night (Drunken Boat 10). He earned his Master's in Fine Arts at the University of Texas-El Paso. He teaches writing, literature, and new media at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, Connecticut.

Carianne Mack Garside was born in Coldspring, NY, grew up in the woods of Northwestern CT, and has lived in many cities across the U.S. since. She received a B.F.A. from Alfred University and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. Carianne also studied at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy. Exhibitions include Lo River Arts Gallery in Beacon, NY; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, CA; A.I.R. Gallery in NYC; Wendy Cooper Gallery in Madison, WI; the INOVA center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; ArtLab space at the University of Memphis Museum of Art, Memphis, TN. Garside has taught at The University of Iowa, The University of Northern Iowa and The University of CT, as well as other institutions. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

Susan Gibb, recently both recipient of the 8th Glass Woman Prize and a Pushcart nomination, writes one blog on literature analysis and another on hypermedia writing and reading. Her poetry, fiction, and digital art have been published in many fine zines. Her work is included in the “Valentine Day Massacre” chapbook (Cervana Barva Press). She wrote 100 hypertext stories in Summer, 2009, 100 flash fictions in Summer, 2010 and in 2011 she's teamed up with an artist and writes one flash piece each day.


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. .BluePrintReview - issue 27 - Synergetic Transformations