Caroline had given us a couple of demonstrations showing mono printing and screen printing so my next test was to produce a screen printing. This is something that I felt was a challenge as I consider my work to be “grunge art!”. It is far apart from the neat and perfect finish that you think of when considering a screen print. But I had a go …. I selected one of my found objects and made a stencil. Next I considered how I might use the screen print and selected a gum arabic transfer of one of my photographs (Itchenor, Chichester Harbour – the source of the object) and a page of text I had written about drinks cans. My idea was to make the screen print transparent so that the image and the text could be viewed through it.
I thought these effects were promising so went on to produce a series of screen prints: