Tags: 2-D Design, Open Press Gallery, Oct 9
Assignment: 1. Identify and describe print making techniques 2. In one piece talk about contract, motion, noise, and line. 3. Discuss framing as part of the composition.
Silk Screen: to print, decorate, or reproduce a pattern or shape with a silkscreen. usually used to make designs on shirts, a stencil forms opens area of mesh that transfer ink onto the material, then a fill blade is moved across the screen and the image is imprinted onto the material
Lithography: the process of printing from a flat surface treated so as to repel the ink except where it is required for printing. an image is made of a polymer coating applied to a flexible aluminum plate, the image can be printed directly from the plate or can be offset by transferring the image onto a flexible sheet
Photolitography: a process used in micro fabrication to pattern parts of a thin film or the bulk of a substrate.
Wood Cut: relief printing artistic technique in printmaking in which an image is carved into a surface of a block of wood, with the printing parts remaining level with the surface while the non printing parts are removed.
Etching: the act or process of making designs on a metal plate, glass, etc., by the corrosive action of an acid. the use of acid to etch or dissolve a design in metal or glass to create a whole image
mono prints: single impression of an image made from a reprintable block
The last image (Big Elephant #4) is one of the pieces that stood out to me the most. It is a digital print with laser cut plexiglass. The print shows a group of police riot shields behind “Police Do Not Cross” tape. The tape uses line to direct the eyes across the image. The noise created in the print is loud because the riot shields are crowded together, possible to stop a riot. Contrast is show by the dark gray background and the light gray, transparent shields, which some are layered over one another to so the affect of the shields blocking a riot.
This print is an open composition with the frame because of how parts of the image seem to go further than the framed image. There is a lot more happening in the print that is shown “off camera.”