Velvets And Palms, Summer 2009
“When large format digital printing with archival inks became available around 2000, the question became how to use this process using velvet as a substrate. Then the perfect image for velvet seemed to be flesh. With a significant amount of experimentation the process became clear. The intent was to make a series of edition prints, but the fuzz from the velvet broke the printer before multiples could be produced. Hence most of these are unique prints.
Palm trees are a longtime favorite image. This particular group of new mono-prints were done at a nonprofit educational program called HOLA, near downtown LA. They were produced over a period of two weeks, with lots of enthusiasm from the students.”