Acrylic gelli print
Acrylic gelli print, 12″ x 18″

I’m deep in the creative cave again and when I am I sometimes forget to use my words. I often forget to pick up my camera to get pictures of how I am doing things. Now I’m taking a moment to try to give you a peak at how things are progressing.

Beyond The Story

The work I am doing right now is for Beyond The Story, the show I am doing with Rebecca Shapiro and Lisa Sonora Beam at the Hillsboro Library Sept 3- October 30, 2014.

It’s a big gallery space. The work I was doing is only 9″ x 12″ which seemed small unless I hang a number of them together. Which I might do. But I am also experimenting with other ways of creating larger work. It’s almost like the small pieces are paragraphs and now it’s time to write some chapters.

Using multiple gelli plates

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I had a 6″ x 6″ and a 8′ x 10″ gelli plate. I did some interesting things with multiple gelatin plates, so I thought I’d try it with the commercial gelli plates. I bought another plate of each size, and started working across them to expand the size I could print.

It works fairly well. I do get lines where the plates come together so I do think about how I can make those work in the image. I’m experimenting with various kinds of paper, from architectural vellum to printing papers.

I’ve also started making pairs of smaller pieces that go together. These are printed on a thin dry wax paper used in delis.

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Pair of gelli printed deli papers
pair of gelli printed deli papers
pair of gelli printed deli papers

 

pair of gelli printed deli papers
pair of gelli printed deli papers

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