Velvets And Palms, Summer 2009

Peter Alexander

Peter Alexander

“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.”