First Proof made in brooklyn. www.firstproofprints.com
Another print from the run
Wednesday 10/15/2014

(8 notes)

printmaking; silkscreen; blue; abstracted plane;

Another print from the run

It felt good to print today.

Yes there is gold printed under the black.
Tuesday 10/14/2014

(9 notes)

printmaking; silkscreen; art; artist on tumblr;

It felt good to print today.

Yes there is gold printed under the black.

Every time I photograph arches 88 I’m reminded why I like it so much.
Wednesday 10/8/2014

(13 notes)

printmaking; silkscreen; square; blue; white;

Every time I photograph arches 88 I’m reminded why I like it so much.

Monday 10/6/2014

(11 notes)

mimeograph; printmaking; clean up;

I got this idea that I needed a little print press. I started reading wiki entries about printmaking and types of presses that are out there and I came across an entry I hadn’t noticed - mimeograph. 

Turns out they are inexpensive if you can find one. This may be due to the fact there are almost zero replacement parts. I found one in that ‘works’ but is missing some parts (inkwell and stencil holder rods) for 70 dollars.

I set to work restoring it this weekend. Step one disassemble the entire press and start cleaning it. Here’s a before and after image. Mine was covered in a mixture of ink, dust, soot, and grime. It took about 15 hours with a brass brush, now I’m off to see if we can make stencil rods and start printing.

If you have any experience with one of these I would love to hear from you, please PM me - I have questions.

I tried mixing 3 inks in this pull and arranging the squares to have a dominant/subdom relationship. I was reading this book by R.Reed about design relationships and thought to incorporate what I’m learning.
Friday 10/3/2014

(9 notes)

printmaking; silkscreen; art; blue; black;

I tried mixing 3 inks in this pull and arranging the squares to have a dominant/subdom relationship. I was reading this book by R.Reed about design relationships and thought to incorporate what I’m learning.

Thursday 10/2/2014

(10 notes)

blue; square; printmaking; silkscreen; art;

Tuesday 9/30/2014

(16 notes)

printmaking; square; blue; abstract art;

I’m making sure I can keep the integrity of the technique at larger and larger sizes, printed area is about 6x9. I’m watching the effects and relationships that overlapping rectilinear shapes have with the printed area, expect more to follow.

I’m making sure I can keep the integrity of the technique at larger and larger sizes, printed area is about 6x9. I’m watching the effects and relationships that overlapping rectilinear shapes have with the printed area, expect more to follow.

I finally found my camera, so I retook an image of this print. It’s slightly out of focus, I must admit after so many months I’ve forgotten how to use the camera correctly.
Friday 9/26/2014

(8 notes)

printmaking; silkscreen; screen print; abstract art; blue;

I finally found my camera, so I retook an image of this print. It’s slightly out of focus, I must admit after so many months I’ve forgotten how to use the camera correctly.

I want to see if I can get this blurry ink effect to translate on larger pieces. This is about 8x12. The arrangement of objects is random, I think a more calculated placement is necessary to justify their presence.
Wednesday 9/17/2014

(22 notes)

printmaking; silkscreen; screenprint; blue; abstract art;

I want to see if I can get this blurry ink effect to translate on larger pieces. This is about 8x12. The arrangement of objects is random, I think a more calculated placement is necessary to justify their presence.

I’m working on a lot of house stuff before winter, and struggling to remember where I put all my printmaking supplies. Until I can find it all I’m able to produce are smallish sized prints. I had a curator over that suggested putting some order into the choas.
Tuesday 9/16/2014

(4 notes)

printmaking; silkscreen; screenprint; blue;

I’m working on a lot of house stuff before winter, and struggling to remember where I put all my printmaking supplies. Until I can find it all I’m able to produce are smallish sized prints. I had a curator over that suggested putting some order into the choas.

I know it’s not a print, but it’s my latest creation. Except for the plumbing I put in and installed everything here.  Next up, the studio!
Tuesday 8/19/2014

(5 notes)

makeithappen;

I know it’s not a print, but it’s my latest creation. Except for the plumbing I put in and installed everything here.  Next up, the studio!

Series of 5! Seeing them like this gives me an idea for a larger project… as usual.
Saturday 8/9/2014

(16 notes)

printmaking; silkscreen; screenprint; blue; abstract art;

Series of 5! Seeing them like this gives me an idea for a larger project… as usual.

This print has 4 layers with the same distorted pull, it uses quite a bit of transparent base so it transitions from one layer to the next but in a uniform manner. The order of the layers is: indigo blue, black, white, indigo blue. 
Friday 8/8/2014

(10 notes)

printmaking; silkscreen; screenprint; blue; abstract art;

This print has 4 layers with the same distorted pull, it uses quite a bit of transparent base so it transitions from one layer to the next but in a uniform manner. The order of the layers is: indigo blue, black, white, indigo blue.