Friday, June 17, 2011

Printmaking final

I produce a lot of work based on my experiences with ex-boyfriends. I'm a 20 year old lady, and the logic behind it makes sense to me. I believe in only representing the things you know best through art, so I depict a lot of boys, foods, and cute animals. Go figure.

I also drew inspiration from the stain paintings of abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler. I love art history and I wanted these prints to have a wet, used, stained feeling, while also being light and ephemeral like my memories of his room, so I pooled diluted pigments on the plates and allowed the press to take the water to different places-- hence the pigment bleed outside of the borders.

More detailed images are posted to my flickr

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