The original drawings, which are rendered in pen and ink, have graphic gestures in them. I use black fineline pens to develop surfaces in my drawings. Lines, dots and crosshatches of varying thicknesses are used to build up texture and depth.
The hand-sketched image is then transferred unto a silkscreen and the image is then screen printed unto a plexiglas plate using Akua carborundum gel. When the carborundum is dried, Akua ink is then rolled unto the plate. The plate is then wiped clean with a piece of cloth leaving ink in only the carborundum. Damp paper is placed on top and run through a press. The ink is transferred onto the paper and the image is in reverse. The carborundum helps create a bit of a texture on the print.
Many editions are not possible as small amounts of the carborundum come off every time it is wiped down. The wiping off of the ink varies from print to print hence creating slight differences between the prints.