I spent some time recently working on an image that is a little outside my normal production. It was fun working with this image as a pure blood serigraph (rather than my usual hybridized screenprint mixed media pieces). You can see in this process photo that I'm working out some kinks with my split fountain. You know what they say - practice makes better.
I really got into the illustration on this piece. The whole background was added toward the end and it turns out to be one of my favorite aspects of the entire work. In full disclosure, I was heavily influenced by Jim Woodring (just shy of stealing). The pyramid is all mine, and I'm rather tickled with it working so well as an occulted bridge between the two polarities on display.
I created this print for an invitational exhibition that is themed around the complimentary images as a presentation device; I'm also thinking about the diptych conceptually. Here the gutter, referring to the binding in a book and a ditch to shuttle waste, becomes an abode for the squishy center between a fact and its opposite.