Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Deserted Island

Although this is a fairly old art project that I completed in my senior year of high school, I still love the way that it turned out.

The process used to create this piece was printmaking.

The type of print making used in this piece was a solar plate

The process is a somewhat simple: A transparency is used to create an image(Below)

In my case I created a collage using Adobe PhotoShop and then printed it out on the transparency.
After the transparency is made, a UV sensitive plate is used. Placing the transparency over the plate and exposing the plate to UV develops the plate. After 5 minutes of exposure to UV light the plate is placed in a tub of water to complete the developing process.

Ink is then applied to the plate, which is then put through a printing press.
By differing the amount of ink used and the color you can create hundreds of different prints using the same plate.
Here is an image of a the entire process that i framed


  1. I like this project a lot. You also managed to find the perfect frame for it.

  2. It is interesting that you showed the entire process and made one. Very nice.