These are cyanotype photograms with wax paper stencil screen prints on various paper types.
I have some new work in progress; I wanted to try my hand at reduction woodcuts so here are some photographs of my process/progress. Reduction prints are color prints done on one block as opposed to cutting a new block for each color and printing that. I just printed my third color on this image last night. The registration is “interesting” but I like the slight variations I’m getting on each print.
Today I am going to Maryland Art Place (MAP) to hang this drawing in “Out of Order” http://www.mdartplace.org/
These are a series of prints I did from images of late 19th-early 20th century erotica. They are all linocuts (a method of relief printing) on kitikata (a type of Japanese rice paper which lends itself well to relief printing). I love the marriage of the graphic nature of the images to the graphic quality of this particular printing medium.
Let’s talk a little bit more about process. These next few proofs/prints show part of the process of an intaglio print. Again, these are etchings and used hard-ground and aquatint to make the image. I wound up printing them on colored paper. I think you can see through the progression of images here how I came to the final result. I do like to draw on my proofs; it makes me feel less precious about the work and helps me to get ideas of how I want my final image to look.
One of the many things I love about printmaking is the ability to make one image look an infinite numbers of ways. This is an etching on a found plate with hard ground and aquatint. These three prints were done using viscosity printing techniques. The first color was carded on and wiped with the tarleton rag like a regular intaglio plate. The second color, instead of being on a second plate, is rolled on with a hard roller and ink that is more viscous than the ink used for the first color.
This print is the same plate but instead of using the viscosity method, I used chine-collé to make the second color. Chine-collé is when an image is printed on a piece of paper that is glued to another piece of paper. So here the image is printed on a colored piece of paper which is glued to a piece of white Rives BFK with wheat paste.