“I want to show you some pictures from the lithography workshop, because I have
some work there last week.”
First the stone, ready to wash out.
Second with tar and turpentine, the gum arabic solution, and the drawing.
Third and washed with water.
4th The wet stone is rolled with the printing ink.
5th and is now on the press, ready to be printed.
6th Detail of colored drawings.
7th The drying stone.
8th The finished print (with the inner stars).
9th The second printing (excluding inside stars).
I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures.
DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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*smile* Thank you, Mike!
Great Mike, This is a fascinating process with really cool results. Wonderful.
Lithography is an amazing art. I found it very difficult to execute.
What a great post.
I like the format.