AN AMERICAN FACE #3

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2017

AN AMERICAN FACE #3, a hand inked and hand pulled collographic monoprint, continues the experiment of using hand woven paper as printing surface that I started with DANCE OF THE PENGUINS: SOLO # 11. It is part of a series of  images designed specifically for hand woven paper, attempting to combine the angles and features of the human face with the textural aspects of the woven paper and a layered application of ink. Matted and framed to 18” x 14”.

 

AN AMERICAN FACE #2

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2017

AN AMERICAN FACE #2, a hand inked and hand pulled collographic monoprint, continues the experiment of using hand woven paper as printing surface that I started with DANCE OF THE PENGUINS: SOLO # 11. It is part of a series of  images designed specifically for hand woven paper, attempting to combine the angles and features of the human face with the textural aspects of the woven paper and a layered application of ink. Matted and framed to 18” x 14”.

LINEAR THOUGHTS: TRYING TO FOCUS

(C) 2017 JPHN FANSMITH
LINEAR THOUGHTS: TRYING TO FOCUS is a paper collage created by weaving together two of my hand inked, hand pulled collographic monoprints from the LINEAR THOUGHTS Series. Like REDEYE TO THE COAST and NAVIGATING THE ROUNDABOUTS it is part of my effort to explore the possibility of using my prints in broader ways such as in mixed media and collage pieces. Image: 7” x 9 ½”, Matted and framed to 11” x 14”

DANCE OF THE PENGUINS: SOLO #11

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2017

The DANCE OF THE PENGUINS Series originally started out as part of an exploration into using multiple plates printed simultaneously to create a single image. I was (and am) also exploring expanding the use and presentation of my prints, as for example the woven paper piece LINEAR THOUGHTS: TRYING TO FOCUS. After completing that piece, I was curious about what would happen if I wove the paper before printing on it and DANCE OF THE PENGUINS: SOLO #11 was the result, a hand inked, hand pulled collographic monoprint on hand woven paper. Matted and Framed to 18” x  14”

Redeye to the Coast

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2017

I often find that an early or trial version of one of my prints may contain elements that I like and others that I don’t: or the palette may be off just enough so that the print as a whole doesn’t have the visual strength I’m trying for. In those cases, since I’m frugal, well OK cheap, I’m faced with trying to successfully repurpose the material. Redeye to the Coast is a collage/print which by cutting out, rearranging, and changing the background repurposes two early versions of Contours of Flight #7. The title speaks for itself. Matted and Framed to 16′ x 12″

Dance of the Penguins #2

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2017

Dance of the Penguins #2 is a hand pulled collographic monoprint which uses four separately inked plates to simultaneously create a single over-all image. Originally the design element was intended to be part of the Contours of Flight Series, but even though I liked the design, it just didn’t evoke “flight” to me. While I was trying to figure out what to do with it I happened to watch a show about penguins on PBS and the image clicked. At the same time I had also started experimenting with using multiple plates for a single printing, as in, for example Linear Thoughts: Logical Conclusions, and thus the Dance of the Penguins Series came about. Matted and framed to 24″ x 18″. $425.00