Silk/cotton cloth that was pinned under the disposable washcloths during printing
Facial cloths with various colors and script dye-printed onto them
A single cloth, printed 3 separate times with thickened dye
While I am busily working in the studio on 3 different projects (deadlines! deadlines!) I am ruminating about how I will construct a piece with the dyed facial cloths and the "dropcloth" I positioned underneath them. I fell in love with the wonderful patterning created during the printing.
These were accomplished using a small (8x8 inch screen area) silkscreen. First, I wrote over the silkscreen using thickened dye extruded from a curved dental syringe. Second, I pulled the (slightly thicker) dye across the damp "writing" which created a blurred, but still somewhat legible, script. I am not interested in whether my script can be literally interpreted.
I was definitely telling a story, but I am not motivated by whether the viewer can understand all of it. I would rather that the viewer is drawn in and finds his or her own meaning. I love the effect of writing on surfaces, whether it is graffiti or carefully written calligraphy.
The images you see in this post are unfinished. Where will they go next?