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the hermaphrodite

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From the on-going series Insects too Lovely to Repel

title the hermaphrodite

medium Blind embossing on BFK Rives using laser cut plexi printing plates, printed decorative papers with Akua Liquid Pigments on kozo paper using the relief printmaking method, sumi-e ink & watercolor. The frame structure was built from bookbinding board.

size 39” height x 39” width

year 2017

title my creed is Love

 medium Blind embossing on BFK Rives using laser cut plexi printing plates, printed decorative papers with Akua Liquid Pigments on kozo paper using the relief printmaking method, sumi-e ink & watercolor. The frame structure was built from bookbinding board.

size 19” height x 17” width

year 2017

title Love’s thoughts about Love

 medium Blind embossing on BFK Rives using laser cut plexi printing plates, printed decorative papers with Akua Liquid Pigments on kozo paper using the relief printmaking method, sumi-e ink & watercolor. The frame structure was built from bookbinding board.

size 45” height x 30” width

year 2017

title there is Love

 medium Blind embossing on BFK Rives using laser cut plexi printing plates, printed decorative papers with Akua Liquid Pigments on kozo paper using the relief printmaking method, sumi-e ink & watercolor. The frame structure was built from bookbinding board.

 size 42” height x 30” width

 year 2017

 

 Patterns and prose are designed in Adobe Illustrator and then laser cut out of 3/8” clear plexi. The cut plexi is then glued down to styrene (in reverse | image left) to make the printing plate. The un-inked printing plate is then passed through an etching press to create the blind embossing (image right). The size of this particular plate is 42” height x 30” width. 

 

Original printed decorative papers are used on the sides of the frame’s structure to compliment the insect paintings. The papers are made from multiple, shear layers of Akua Liquid Pigment printed onto kozo paper using the relief printmaking method. The decorative paper shown here (image right) was made from left over laser cut pieces (image left).

 

To learn more about PD Packard’s technique on how to create Printed Decorative Papers using Akua Liquid Pigmentsgo here >    

 

A lovely studio visit from the duo artists/curators, Phyllis + Victor Merriam, the physical force behind The Postdigital Printmaker.