16 hours ago
Friday, March 13, 2009
My Epson 2100 has eaten mosquito netting and survived.
I am thrilled to say that the past 6 weeks of intensely working on printing on diverse surfaces has paid off and a side of my character that I didn't know existed has been revealed. Not sure if it is more masochistic or sadistic....
I love the excitement of putting sheet metal and metal woven netting through the domestic printer! Neither of them really like it but I don't they should kick up a fuss because the outcome has such potential which I hope to explore in the coming weeks.
The uppermost image is pretty dull where gel medium is spread over the net and then printing is done on digital ground. Pretty boring cover I think....
However, when we loosen up a little look at what we get...
A watery-theme-constructed image on aluminium sheet, subtle variations are not visible in this image but they are there... and I am working to develop these...stay tuned.
A very icey image on an acrylic skin - I love this one, but am feeling a bit precious about it... I will have to make more of the same in order to make a stitched piece... and keep this one intact.
I have bored people before with my theories on "Why do we all work to a canvas that is rectangular or shockingly square in shape... it is so unnatural... and lo and behold I find I can go with the irregular canvas that a skin produces... (no, that corner didn't get ripped off!) And next time i will invite an irregular form to the canvas... no parallel sides...no sides at all in fact.... will I get shot?
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