Screenprinting is a printmaking technique where a stencil is made on a piece of thin mesh fabric (originally silk) stretched over a wooden frame. Thick ink is passed through the opening of the stencil onto each piece of paper in the edition. A second stencil is then created and the second layer of ink is printed on top of the first one. This process is repeated until the print is completed. My larger prints often require fifty to sixty layers to create these exuberant images.
My screenprint compositions often set the figures of my sculptures into more elaborate environments. I often produce suites of images that are thematically related. I completed a print project in 2010 based on the Catholic “Book of Hours”. They are intended to portray sacred moments from my secular life. There are 4 prints, each comprised of 5 smaller images. A special edition (3 only) of the 20 small prints were grouped into a hand-bound portfolio book. The remainder of the print editions are available separately.