As part of printing this big 2×4 foot image, I am working on ceding some control and encouraging the art-making to take on a more natural course. I believe there is a hard fought balance to be found that negotiates two competing items I hold to be true:
- The reality that without a high degree of control screenprinting doesn’t work at all.
- Learning how to surrender to nature is part of my life work doing visual art.
For this project, surrendering control/embracing nature is taking the form of certain decisions such as working with old emulsion that blows out the image randomly. Here’s some pictorial dispatches from the studio I wanted to record. I think it’s going to look pretty cool when I print it.