silkscreen on paper
11.5 x 9 inches (image)
This image was made from three screens: pink, silver and magenta, by cutting out lacquer film and adhering it to the screen. My prints are so messy because I didn’t use high-quality silk. I used cheap organza and then threw it out after I finished a print run. This was because the materials I was using were so toxic. It was already toxic to use lacquer thinner to adhere the film to the screen, and the paints were all oil base, so also very toxic. Very toxic chemicals would have been required to clean the screens—although that was what I was doing a few years later when I worked as a silkscreen printer at Alliance Editions in North Adams, MA.