Screen Printing, Etching & Intaglio. Monoprints and drawings.
19.5" x 25.5" Speedball Acrylic Screen Printing Ink, Micron Pen, Sharpie Permanent Marker, Guoache. Made for an introductory screen printing class, Lava is the first monoprint I ever created. I enjoyed focusing on elements of composition and was inspired to use a fiery, reddish orange to comprise a large area of the composition. Adding several textures with different materials was a lot of fun, and I plan to create more monoprints similar to Lava.
19.5" x 25.5" Speedball Acrylic Screen Printing Ink, Sharpie Permanent Marker, Sharpie Paint Pen. For Ammonites I sought to emulate my first monoprint, Lava, by filling large areas with bold colors. The size of this print showcases the beautiful colors and effects possible with screen printing, thus I will continue to work in a large format. The ammonite drawings add a decorative element to the print which I particularly enjoy, and the detail contrasts with the flatness of the ink.
Speedball Acrylic Screen Printing Ink. For Planetary I felt compelled to make a uniquely-shaped composition. Inspired by how screen printing can be applied to any material and how collaging is made easy with screen printing by layering ink, I asked myself if I couldn't be stopped at making 2D gallery artwork or posters on standard shaped paper.
9.75" x 12.75" Speedball Acrylic Screen Printing Ink. To create Explosion, the application of ink was quick. Each addition of ink was made in reaction to the previous addition.
Raptor and Its Young
9.75" x 12.75" Speedball Acrylic Screen Printing Ink. Raptor and Its Young is a print combining screen printing with my interest in illustration. I used simple shading to add color and texture to the characters and environment, and I used precise, consistent lines to clarify forms. The story this image narrates tells of a dinosaur watching over its young as they play and adventure. The land is parched and nearly barren but for some cacti, yet the family of dinosaurs thrives as they play and scale the rocky hill with ease, adapted to their environment and able to find food and water.
Friends and Enemies
4" x 10" Etching and Aquatint on Zinc Plate, Black Etching and Intaglio Ink. One of my most successful etchings, I responded to the effects of aquatint by using the aquatint to identify areas of tone or color and using scraping and burnishing to shade and highlight the form, instead of applying many layers of aquatint to make subtle changes in value.
This section contains prints which I am excited to share and are still relevant to my work, but are no longer my most recent, featured works.