Sunday, April 10, 2011

In St. Louis

Oh dear, I am so busy.  I've split the skin on my fingers from sewing and carving.  So, no new prints this week as all the stuff I'm working on is large and won't be done for a while.  In the meantime, here are images of my work on display at Wash U in St. Louis for SGCI.

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Monday, April 04, 2011

Housefly

Using waterbased textile ink, I screenprinted flies all over these grey American Apparel tights. I stretched the tights over a flat piece of paste board (don't use corrugated cardboard!) and rotated them to cover the whole piece with a polka dot pattern of flies. I heat sealed each fly with a heat gun, which should have been adequate, but sadly the flies faded significantly after the first wash. Thankfully, I got to wear them at least once before they became less than impressive. Next time I'll try using plastisol instead of the waterbased.

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Ever so slightly NSFW photo after the jump