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.
These are titled, Oh, My Darlin’ I, II and III respectively. They are color screenprints I finished printing in November 2009. I made the stencils for each color using drawing fluid and screen-filler. Screen-printing in particular is about form and color and creating an image from the marriage of these elements. These images were in part inspired by the subtle sensuality found in Edward Weston’s “Natural Studies” and partly because I happened to have a bunch of clementines in my kitchen at just the right moment.