"Bird/Dog", 11x14" eight color screen prints are in my shop!
I was there for one week as the inaugural artist for their new "Ad Astra Editions" Professional Print Series from the John Talleur Print Shop.
Here's me in the Print Shop gazing lovingly at my freshly completed prints. (Pic by @GraceDChin)
This was my first time screen printing since I made a Fugazi T-shirt in high school!
I learned all about the entire process from three amazing pros: Tonja Torgerson (Print Studio Fellow), Tressa Jones (Printmaking Artist in Residence) and Grace Chin (Artist Extraordinaire from WonderFair.
Photo of me, Tonja and Grace by Marlo Angell via LawrenceArtsCenter.org
We created an edition of 160, 8 color screen prints of my painting "Bird/Dog."
The prints are 11x14" each and they are REVERSIBLE: it's a bird and if you flip it upside down it's a dog!
Here are a few more photos from my time in at the LAC:
Proofs of each layer with corresponding screens below. We hung these on the wall for the Print Release party to show the process.
Tonja using her amazing eagle eyes to check the registration.
Registration of the screen with a test print.
Loading the paper onto the vacuum table for printing- Pic by Marlo Angell via LawrenceArtsCenter.org
Four colors done- Pic by Marlo Angell via LawrenceArtsCenter.org
Pic by Marlo Angell via LawrenceArtsCenter.org
Front entrance of LAC. #AllTheFilters
Blue ink layer.
More proofs with corresponding screens. Imagine printing each of 8 screen layers onto the print x 160...over 1280 pulls of ink across the screen...all done by hand over the course of a few days.
One more layer to go...the final navy/outline.
HUGE thank you to everyone that made my time in Lawrence so special and fun- opportunity of a lifetime!!!