Just a taste of a couple silkscreens...
Monday, 29 July 2013
When printing my woodblock carvings, I don't use printmaking presses, rather, I use my hands and different pressures to achieve lighter and darker impressions.
Image carved into wood and printed by hand.
This plate for this image is made up of rice, fabric scraps, and string glued to a masonite board.
Photo etching of my grandmother Elizabeth (far left), her sister Barbara, and their mother Virginia. Chine colle technique used to apply handmade paper to the bottom of the print.
Stipple technique on a copper plate. I made this by repeatedly poking a steel stipple tool into copper.
Scratched into plexiglass with a printmaking needle.
Same as above with a different inking and wiping technique.
Deep bite acid etch into copper.
Soft ground impression of a lufa. Yup...a lufa sponge
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Lithography is perhaps the most error prone, time consuming, and frustrating way to make multiples of your drawings. However, once you get past the first couple months of struggling, it can become the most rewarding printmaking technique. For me, when I am in the process of printing lithography, I tune into the rolling, the inking, the counting, the printing, and it becomes quite relaxing and satisfying.
I drew this with a grease crayon onto stone, and after taking it through various etching stages, I printed it while using a chine colle technique.
For the more loose and washy drawings such as this one, I first apply xerox toner powder to a ball grained aluminum plate and draw into it with my fingers to create images.
More drawings on stone with grease crayons and pencils.
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
When I see odd bits of hardware like shower curtain hooks or door knobs, I usually immediately think of making scrolls:
IKEA map closed.
I found this glass door handle at an antique store and knew it had to be a scroll!
I made the paper with flax fiber and bound it with a leather cover.
Here is my grad thesis paper. I actually made two of these; one for ACAD's archives and one for myself because I was too sad letting it go.
Map of IKEA done in collagraph printing.