Saturday, November 24, 2007

Maria and the Mailänder ...

So I have been working on these fullsize ballgrain litho plates, where my image area is actually bigger than a 22x30 sheet of Rives BFK. This print is basically what has come out of the large charcoal drawings from earlier this semester.
So far I've printed 2 plates.. one red and one black one. Now i would like to go back and add at least 1-2 more plates in order to give the image more depth. So I am attempting to interpret the complexity of what I THINK is happening on the inside of the body...
Well anyways i've been working on the small Dufa offset press for a while and now it was time to dare and work on the large Mailänder offset press which basically one shouldn't work on alone. It is automated, it basically inks up the plate automatically and it runs the blanket over the plate and drops the ink onto your paper automatically... and until now it scared the hell out of me. But John Brent Bennett a fellow MFA Print Media student who might as well deserve the Master printer title, persuaded me that it's a smart thing to print on the Mailänder and I agreed if he shows me how to run the press and assists printing.
So this is what happened. And it was quite the workout, my plate is so big that I could barely reach over and sponge the whole thing. But in the end everything worked out well. And I am quite excited about the results.






5 comments:

batman said...

hey babe!

haha. yea traveling and having adventures. how is montreal? loving the new work... break any stones yet?

Maria Doering said...

uhm haha. nope. but it broke the vandercook letter press the first day i was there.. but we fixed it. lol. remember everything gets fucked up in the beginning of the semester. :) i love love love montreal.. its cold but yet i am in love with this city. i love being able to take public transportation and walk to the supermarket at 2 AM and buy groceries.. its great!

wee-fi said...

Oooo neato =)

rach said...

cant wait for you to post them...

batman returns!

Maria Doering said...

whatcha talking about my dear?