New work Summer 2013

I've been doing some printmaking agian.  The following are prints of sillhouettes of string.  

Steps: First I make the objects from string.  Sometimes the objects are woven, tied or embroidered on clear plastic.  Other times they're just laid down and secured with clear tape.  Then I lay the objects on a screen coated in photo-emulsion and expose them to light.  The shadow from the string becomes areas of the screen where ink can pass through when printed.

Thoughts: Loose, haphazard threads and neat, highly organized ones are easy to come by.  There might be a really interesting thread hanging off your clothing right now.  These prints do what all photos do, isolate a moment in time for examination.  They also operate like microscope slides, allowing us to zero in on something that normally evades observation, hopefully giving us insight into how our lives are ordered. Then again, perhaps all they can ultimately do is permit us to stare briefly at a bit of chaos.

(Note: click on the photos to see enlarged versions) 

Detail
 "Passes"
Silkscreen on paper
2013

Detail
 "Plot"
Silkscreen on paper
2013

Detail
 No name yet.
Silkscreen on paper
2013

Detail
 "It Hung There, Waiting"
Silkscreen on paper
2013

A piece of string encased in plastic, ready to be shot onto a screen.