Surface - 4. Sand stitched. 16.25" X 16.25". block print repeated - pieced and stitched with thread. 2022
Unraveling. 12 ¾ H X 10 ⅜ W. Woodblock Print 1 of 6 - 2022. I sold one of these at the first art show that was not associated with Brookhaven, where I am taking printmaking.
One linoleum block was used to create these 3 different relief/pieced/mixed media pieces. For names and dimensions of these visit my relief prints page.
Using sintra scraps, stencils and a new Gelli Arts® plate I tried my hand at some quick monoprint studies.
Pink Geometry, detail.
Paper, thread and plane geometry.
Pink Geometry is my latest experiment with woodblock printing. It combines woodblock printing with hand stitches as the blocks are pieced together with needle and thread. The paper used is from Thailand. Its delicacy belies its strength. As sheer and delicate as it is, it's strong enough to be stitched together as a kind of paper quilt.
I had no idea what I'd get when I ran it through the press. The paper has very large fibers running though it, which asserted themselves during the printing process. What is showing is the back side of the print. The large dense fibers in the paper blocked the ink from seeping through to the back. This effect was an unknown but delightful outcome, which drove the experiment forward.
My fascination with the geometric shapes origami presents is visible in these 2 series of engravings.
I experimented with a new technique - printing 2 colors at once. As usual some surprises resulted. Some good; all worth sharing. These are small; Each is 7" X 5.75". They are presented in the order I printed them. The plate was not cleaned between passes. I actually printed these in the fall of 2019. And put them away, feeling they were not so successful. Recently I looked at them again and decided they were worth sharing.
After altering the plate to reveal more folded paper shapes, I printed the second group I call Morning Coffee.