Prints: Salvaged Chevron

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When Serena & Lily commissioned a custom run of “Untitled (Chevron)” a couple years back, I ended up with a few extras—misprints tossed aside in the scratch n’ dent file. There they lingered, stuck in limbo on the stack as they couldn’t be used in the official print run nor sold elsewhere. Fast forward one year when I was printing a chevron in metallic gold. On a lark, I overprinted on one of the discarded prints. The gold looked good paired with the white and orange so I printed a few more, cut them down and made them available as a set of three-color miniature prints.

One of my favorite things about screenprinting is having the chance to revisit old work with fresh eyes and potentially create something new. Sometimes the old work holds up on its own and I wonder why I dismissed it in the first place. Other times an additional layer of color is just enough to push it to the next level. This proved to be the case with Chevron 2.0.

These salvaged prints—along with many new hand-screened editioned prints and monoprints—will be available at Cherokee Heights Arts Festival in Marietta, Georgia on Saturday, November 14.

Prints: And We’re Off!

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Have I titled a blog post this way before? Seems like I’m always kickstarting the season with some sort of cliched header and for some reason this one seems familiar. Yes? No? Oh well, we’ll just go with it.

I started printing again last week with a simple two color design. Arrows. It’s all about the arrows. Don’t get me started about arrows. Oh really? You haven’t heard? Well then, let me discuss. I’ll keep it brief. Promise.

Arrows are the perfect form. They’re bold, angular, directional, geometric, purposeful, iconic, graphic, dynamic, exclamatory, international and come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. All that and yet they still manage to say what needs to be said: this/you, here. You can’t get much better than that.


Prints: Untitled (Chevron), 2014

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In celebration of the second day of spring—one of those classic gray, dreary, rainy, half-chilly/half-warm days—here is a Chevron print that I screened last fall. It’s sky blue and powder blue on steel gray. Call it Wintry Mix or Rainy Day Blues if you want, ’cause the sky is looking pretty neutral today. Anyway, this was a quickee, spur of the moment, impulse thing. I wanted to try another version on a colored stock and this combo seemed to fit the bill. Not bad, not great, it just is. Perfect for a day like today.