Halftone Cred
 

These works reference traditional print methods by playing with the idea of color separations and halftoning as a means to reproduce an image. For the backgrouds, I began with details from some of my own monoprints that I “reproduced” rather unfaithfully with enlarged halftone dots and random color combinations. In other words, instead of cyan, magenta, yellow and black, I printed each plate in whatever I mixed up! Cool periwinkle, brownish purple, sunset orange…

 

In an improvised kind of offset process, I print my screens (one for each color) onto a plexiglass monoprint plate with oil based inks, then run the plate through a press to print onto my dampened paper. The linear objects start as vector based drawings that I expose onto a screen and print in the same offset manor. Occasionally I screen print directly on a work to finish it off, but most of these images are the result of 4-6 trips through the press.