Describe your style of art and materials you like to use?
My work can be best described academically as post-modern abstract expressionism with an emphasis on the exploration of color field and use of shape. The cycle of life and death, decay and regeneration are the primary inspirations and concepts behind my work. I use acrylics, spray paint, ink, turpentine, and "found stencils" as the main materials for my work.
Hi Zachary, Thanks for looking at my work! I haven't been here in a long while and wanted to place some new art in albums so I don't appear to be "all over the place." I'm primarily a paper collage artist, but enjoy painting and drawing too. Your work is vibrant, full of movement color, and energy. I always was more into realism and moved to collage and abstract impressionism, these miniatures were y first non-representational pieces and I'm rather enjoying, but it takes some thinking on my part. I will come back tomorrow and check your website. It's very nice to meet you neighbor! I'm in Havasu, AZ not too very far from LA. (+:
So once i have my image printed onto transparency film, I take my Ezscreen silk screen which has been coated in light sensitive emulsion (These sheets come pre-coated so they are ready to use). Place it onto a black board, then place the transparency image on top (this part needs to be done in a dark room with no direct sunlight). I take it outside and expose it for 1 minute and 40 seconds (but time varies depending on time of day and strength of sunlight). After i have exposed the image i place it into a tub of water for around 5 - 8 minutes. Then i rinse the screen out under fast running water until the unexposed area (the black) washes away. I then expose the screen to the sun for a further 20mins to completely harden the light sensitive emulsion.
And this is the completed screen ready for printing. I simply use an old credit card to spread the ink over the screen making sure i do one complete full stroke across the screen (holding the credit card at a 45 degree angle). I immediately wash the screen out under fast flowing water and pat dry. I use fabric screen printing ink which washes out in water (which makes the process easy).
I love this product, their website is http://ezscreenprint.com/ (for full instructions and details on how to purchase this awesome product).