Pop Art and the Planet
The images I create are all monoprints. The techniques I use to create these images can’t be repeated exactly to make a numbered edition, so even when I’ve created multiples there are visible differences. I hand-develop 35mm and 120mm black & white negative film and print the negatives using a traditional photographic enlarger in my home darkroom. The developing process involves a number of chemical and water tray baths that result in permanent images printed on traditional fiber-based photographic papers. I use archival print processes along with museum-quality matting materials.
For the images with color I use transparent oil paints, applied with brushes, daubers and cotton balls. The painting process is one of subtraction, the majority of the paint is removed. Even with a very thin layer, the paint doesn’t dry for close to a week.
Check out the Video below which takes you through the creative process for my last exhibition: Pop Art & the Planet
The images I produce are purely analog, nothing digital is used. Only for this site have the final prints been scanned.