Monoprint done in the Reductive Ink Process
120lb BFK Rives coldpress
Torn to 11″ × 15″ printed area 12″ × 8.25″
The Reductive Ink Process is done without a press and is somewhat of a cross between block printing, screen printing and scratch art . Using a table top for a print plate and tracing vellum for masking or texturing, one basically reduces or builds up ink on either the plate or the paper in layers and transfers the image via pressure on the backside of the print. Amount and placement of pressure affects texture and anomalies.
The method was developed by Michael Coffee over the course of 20 plus years. He currently teaches it at Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts Gallery in Pagosa Springs Colorado USA.
I had been viewing a lot of graphitti/tagging art work here on the bubble and in magazines and was not feeling very creative as a result. I also had been though a pretty stressfull month at work. During a much needed break I passed the time playing with the timer setting on my camera. As fate would have it I had just been invited to take the level two course for this print technique when the Human Emotion challenge was launched in the printing in modern times group. This is the end result
This work was featured in the Printmakers and Printmaking group 12/14/08
Top 10 in Printmakers and Printmaking groupMood challenge 9/11
Featured in Shameless Self-Promotion 1/12