I have been having great fun printing images of iconic current and historic personages on metal that is very nearly mirror like so that you see your own image imposed on them and can compare yourself to the person if you so wish. On the way I have encountered almost every technical hitch and glitch possible both in software and hardware and made numerous mistakes which have served to make me more considered in producing a correctly sized and texted image appropriately sized without defects. A steep learning curve!. Still working on my resin pieces and need to frame my screenprints.
My second Blog!! Have been working on Silk Screen printing with four colour separation portrait images on glass and mirror glass so that when you look at the image you also see yourself. For some reason, people much prefer to see images in this way as 'good' people rather than 'evil'. The work has been a slow process of getting to grips with the Technology and so far the only satisfactory combination of images has been Mother Theresa, but more to come.
I have also some visual biographic references, objects and images, 'embalmed' in resin upon found glass sheets used in prior exhibitions. These are intensely personal and disturbing to myself and am not sure whether to continue on this vein. As with the silk screen work, the manner of display and encounter with the viewer is paramount.
Shortly, I hope to be experimenting with sublimation printing on various materials with a view to producing a lot of quickly made images that offer more than a 2D encounter.
Have been in the Print room at Lincoln University and made 4 colour separation screenprints of a photo of my son. Very difficult especially the registration of layers but happy accidents abound! Have also made 3D visuals of text, images and objects coated and shrouded with resin on glass. Good discussions with interested students.