days 5, 6 and 7

since monday (it’s now thursday morning), we’ve settled into a working groove (the exhibition opens friday night, after all), stopping only to eat amazing food (which will be discussed in the next post), so this set of photos is made up of shots of me at work, and a few of my colleagues as well. the shots in the print room were taken by my capable co-worker karen, unless she’s in the photo, in which case it was taken by me. also, it should be noted that karen pulled the best print of the day, the one that’s going into the exhibition.

print1

lina and i contemplating the screen set up

 

print2

lina and karen contemplating the screen set up

 

print3

pulling the background colour

 

print4

first colour on the drying rack

 

print5

washing out the screen for the second colour – this was take one – the emulsion didn’t set properly in one spot, so we had to scrap this and do it again

 

print6

emulsion going down the drain. karen took this photo, and is clearly an artist who thinks like i do, because this is exactly the sort of picture i would have taken

 

print7

we had to test the colours together, so why not use a picture of salleh?

 

print8

pulling the second colour

 

print9

karen preparing to put me to shame by making the best print of the day

 

print10

and that’s that. edition finished, screen washed, on to the next project…

 

artmaking1

getting started

 

artmaking2

sketches of gem biscuits

 

artmaking3loosening up

 

artmaking4

it’s a gem biscuit game!

 

artmaking5

artmaking6woo, perspective

 

artmaking

a stand for displaying the screen prints, which are actually kacang putih wrappers

 

artmaking8

a lot of kacang putih wrappers

 

and that brings me more or less up to date. it’s thursday, and it’s going very well. we’re having a paper cone making session this morning, i’ve got to put the finishing touches on the big drawings, and then in the evening, my singapore souvenir – which i’ll show you tomorrow.

 

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