Documenting the silkscreen print process and artwork production.

By Damon Roberts

Documenting the silkscreen print process and artwork production.

Its been quite trip down memory lane this week, going through the Glass Siren Archive over the last few days and selecting some of the images with the aim of starting to update this blog a little more frequently. Looking at the roll call of images i've worked on in jpg format flashing before me on a computer screen feels a bit like your life flashing before you eyes. I'm a bit like the boy who cried wolf regarding this blog. It's not that i don't want to do it, but time always seems to evade me. Printing pretty much non stop, then actually getting the work to market usually depletes my energy levels to the stage where there is little left for any of these digital activities....... I used to document so much of the work as it was being produced. I got out of the habitat when my old camera died a sudden death and never got back into doing so much when the new one arrived, bar doing the actual shots of the finished prints. It all comes down to time and energy and fitting it into the every day working practice of the studio. I'm hoping now the studio's nearing completion and the building of the printing press is finished to get back into doing this as a regular thing. It's big plus point if it forces me to photograph the work as its being made. I find it interesting how much inspiration you can draw from the oddities and mistakes that occur with this inky process.

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