During November, Alison conceives and prints an edition of silkscreen prints, a holiday tradition of more than 20 years. It’s mail art. Check your mailbox soon.
A local typesetter shop prints the type on 100 year old letterpress machine. Bruce Hutchins owns Hutchins Brothers printers in Montville Maine.
The stack of papers is printed by Alison with her art work.
The screen block is painted onto the silk. The unpainted areas allow ink to pass through the screen onto the print paper below the screen, when Alison drags the ink across using a squeegee.
Dragging the squeegee forces ink into the screen onto the paper below.
This print involves 8 colors, with each color printed as a separate layer. The card is a collaboration with Maine poet Bruce Pratt, inspired by Bruce’s poem Candles in the Snow.
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A silkscreen print inspired by a poem.