Sunday, November 15, 2009

UV Protection


I was asked by artist Rebecca Morales to help protect the life of some prints she was going to have made.  Her project, in it's entirety will exist as a sculpture made up of smaller resin cast sculptures and bronze cast sculptures assembled on an illuminated table. The table will then be scattered with detailed lithographs of writings done by artists and friends of hers who are helping to inform the work of art.  The lithographs were printed by George Page, at Versailles Press, in florescent colored inks. Florescents are characteristically very fugitive. To help retard their discoloring process, I screenprinted layers of transparent base, containing a UV absorber,  over each sheet of super thin Gampi paper.

The result made for an even richer look for the flourescent inks and the Gampi became more satin to the touch. All 153 prints loked like individual treasured gems inscribed with insight. I am looking forward to seeing the project finalized.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Littlest Print Exchange

Recently I participated in "The Littlest Print Exchange" , which involved an edition of 50- 3.5in x 3.5in prints The practice of a coordinating a print exchange creates an opportunity for printmakers, such as myself, to create an edition of prints, in this case 50, which are then combined with the prints of other artists to create portfolios. These portfolios then get redistributed back to each of the printers. In exchange for the 50 prints I gave, I get 50 different ones in return. Usually exchanges have  coordinating sizes and/or themes.  I can't wait to see all of the little guys!

This is an image of my participating print--pretty close to actual size!
It is a screenprint on Mexican wood paper.