14: Brent Bond

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14: Brent Bond Brent Bond has totally fallen for Victoria -- his 50 year-old Vandercook printing press (pictured above) -- after all, from her came Santo Press. More on that later.

Bond's a printmaker, photographer and "assemblagist" meaning he's good at finding things and putting them together to make something else. He says his goal is to address space and time in relation to the viewer through his work and multi-media installations.

The Oklahoma native moved to Phoenix to get his masters in printmaking from ASU. He stuck around to teach intaglio, relief and screen printing as well as a course in relief printmaking held in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He's currently the studio manager/master printer for Santo Press and Tiny Satellite Press in Scottsdale and Segura Publishing Company in Tempe. He says this about his work:

"While seduced by process-based arts such as printmaking, photography, and video I constantly search for moments of spontaneity, which allow for visual freshness and personal growth. Experimentation with materials, processes, and formats helps me to counter a narrow comfort zone too readily accepted by many artists."

Read more about Bond and his current projects after the jump ...

1. List five things on your Inspiration Wall (real or imagined)? Pictures of: - Dante, my 10 year-old son - Veronica my pregnant wife (w/ son to be Nico) - Our "retirement" house and studio in the mountains of Cuernavaca Mexico - And box sets of Ray Charles and Johnny Cash CDs

2. What's your last big project? The complete restoration of a 50 year-old Vandercook printing press, I affectionately named Victoria, and the subsequent founding of Santo Press, a fine art publishing company specializing in limited edition relief prints by regionally and nationally recognized artists.

3. What's your next big project?

A LARGE body of small monoprints.

[He's also showing with Donna Atwood in a two person print and photographic exhibition called "Latinophiles," which celebrates the influence of Mexican culture on the arts in the Southwest. The opening reception is Sept. 17 at the Cathedral Center for the Arts, 100 W Roosevelt St. from 6 to 9:30 p.m..]

4. Why do you do what you do? It's somewhat like breathing, I feel sick if I don't. It challenges, frustrates, rewards, surprises, enlightens, entertains, and fulfills.

5. What's something you want Phoenix to know about you? I'm currently taking orders for private commissions and I'm available for birthday parties and Bar Mitzvahs. (And, if you're game, what's something you really don't want Phoenix to know about you?) I had a third nipple removed and then replaced when I missed it and I occasionally make up answers to strange questions.

The Creatives, so far:

100. Fausto Fernandez
99. Brian Boner
98. Carol Panaro-Smith

97. Jane Reddin

96. Adam Dumper
95. Mayme Kratz
94. Daniel Tantalean
93. Yuri Artibise
92. Lisa Starry
91. Paul Hoeprich
90. Betsy Schneider
89. Mary Shindell
88: Gabriel Utasi
87: Tiffany Egbert
86. Angela Cazel Jahn
85. Dayvid LeMmon
84. Beatrice Moore
83. Michelle J. Martinez
82. Carrie Bloomston
81. Paul Porter
80. Rachel Bess
79. Karolina Sussland
78. Aaron Abbott
77. Mary Lucking
76. Erin Sotak
75. Greg Esser
74. Matthew Mosher
73. Mark Klett
72. Tony Carrillo
71. Paul Morris
70. Joe Pagac
69. Alison King
68. JJ Horner
67. Kim Porter
66. Marco Rosichelli
65. Heather Hales
64. Amy Lamp
63. Kevin Vaughan-Brubaker
62. Lindy Drew
61. Robbie Pfeffer
60. Neil Borowicz
59. Lynn Fisher
58. Tanner Woodford
57. David Tinapple
56. Casebeer
55. Tom Leveen
54. Patti Parsons

53. Tedd McDonah

52. Mike Maas
51. Chris Todd
50. Monica Aissa Martinez
49. Stefan Shepherd

48. Jenny Poon
47. Matt Moore
46. Andrea Hanley
45. Julie Hampton
44. Ted Decker
43. Saskia Jorda
42. Michael Bergfalk
41. Scott Baxter

40. Carrie Marill
39. Kobina Banning
38. Suzanne Falk
37. Jon Haddock
36. Kade Twist
35. Cindy Dach
34. John Wagner
33. Roy Wasson Valle
32. Sue Chenoweth
31. Patricia Colleen Murphy

30. David Quan
29. Lesli Yazzie
28. Nathan Feller
27. Cassandra Coblentz

26. Matt Dickson
25. Tara Logsdon

24. Gennaro Garcia
23. Tiphanie Brooke

22. Dan Semenchuk

21. James Angel
20. Tessa Windt19. Mitch Fry18. Miro Chun17. Randy Slack16. Abbey Messmer15. Jessica Jordan

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