Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Closing up shop

Yesterday was my last day of printmaking. I was too spent to be overly sad about it, but it seems clear with the lengthening days that the next season is coming, and fast. No more burrowing into the dark spaces of the winter. In fact, I fly to California in days for my book tour, which I think of as an extended performance. These bits above are woven paper, one unprinted (right) and one sent through the etching press, paper litho.
It's hard to see here, but some of this is chine collé and some is me wanting to print onto woven hanji (the green and the diagonal pink) but still wanting to catch the rest of the letters. Still drying under weights, so their fate, who knows!
This is hard to read, but there is a collagraph/monoprint and a second print over that with paper litho, and the weaving is chine collé on thin hanji.
Fumiko prepped this one for me on a day when I was really frustrated. The circles are blocked out by the foil of chocolate coins that a classmate brought for lunar new year a few weeks back. This was printed onto handmade paper that was already folded and cut for a book...
...that had been blank but is now a print sampler! The circles on the left are from packing bubbles, inked for other monotypes but then pressed onto paper later (no press, just hand pressure). The binding straps are more paper litho, copies of old cigar box labels from Steve.

2 comments:

  1. I don't understand most of the technical details but love the experimenting and I hope you continue the prints on woven hanji. thanks for sharing.

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  2. oh how nifty these are, especially the last two. ok, all of them. i can't wait to see that book!

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