Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Well forget the pretentious title of the series. For me this was an exercise in understanding ways to realize a screen printing effect in Photoshop. It turned into the project you see in front of you now. They were created using lots of textures, scans of West African mat designs and my own original drawings, motif designs, and woodcuts. I wanted to create decorative work that looked like it could be a screen print on a banner or drapery, and I think I was pretty successful because most people at the bazaar thought they were. From the first design sketch to the three finished pieces let me know what you think.