Sunday, August 17, 2008
Perfect Circles for Umbrella Prints
I really enjoy the process of screen printing when you can just play and see what happens- there is no pressure and you getting back to the cloth, you and the ink. As well as having a small line of fabrics printed professionally for meterage, Carly and I muck around in the studio and print small runs for fun and we call these fabrics Test Patterns (which we will be including on the Umbrella Prints website at some stage).
Recently we printed Sunshine and Snow; with Carly doing the underlying Sunshine imagery and me testing out my Snow Circles over the top. When separated the prints look totally different from very bold and contrasting to light & ethereal.
The Perfect Circle design comes from a five metre long papercut called Circle Storm I cut for the exhibition Paper Cuts a few months ago. I wanted to call them 'perfect ' because it's your eye that makes them perfect by seeing circles where there is no actual circle line-just ink to an imaginary edge.
So here is a glimpse of the first fabric in a range of Perfect Circles for Umbrella Prints :-)