Monday, May 1, 2017


A blog dedicated to printmakers who incorporate emerging technologies into their artistic practice. 

From the on-going series Insects too Lovely to Repel
 

title the hermaphrodite

medium Blind embossing on BFK Rives using laser cut plexi printing plates, printed decorative papers with Akua Liquid Pigments on kozo paper using the relief printmaking method, sumi-e ink & watercolor. The frame structure was built from bookbinding board.

size 39” height x 39” width

year 2017

title my creed is Love

medium Blind embossing on BFK Rives using laser cut plexi printing plates, printed decorative papers with Akua Liquid Pigments on kozo paper using the relief printmaking method, sumi-e ink & watercolor. The frame structure was built from bookbinding board.

size 19” height x 17” width

year 2017
title Love’s thoughts about Love

medium Blind embossing on BFK Rives using laser cut plexi printing plates, printed decorative papers with Akua Liquid Pigments on kozo paper using the relief printmaking method, sumi-e ink & watercolor. The frame structure was built from bookbinding board.

size 45” height x 30” width

year 2017
title there is Love

medium Blind embossing on BFK Rives using laser cut plexi printing plates, printed decorative papers with Akua Liquid Pigments on kozo paper using the relief printmaking method, sumi-e ink & watercolor. The frame structure was built from bookbinding board.

size 42” height x 30” width

year 2017

Patterns and prose are designed in Adobe Illustrator and then laser cut out of 3/8” clear plexi. The cut plexi is then glued down to styrene (in reverse | image left) to make the printing plate. The un-inked printing plate is then passed through an etching press to create the blind embossing (image right). The size of this particular plate is 42” height x 30” width. 

Original printed decorative papers are used on the sides of the frame’s structure to compliment the insect paintings. The papers are made from multiple, shear layers of Akua Liquid Pigment printed onto kozo paper using the relief printmaking method. The decorative paper shown here (image right) was made from left over laser cut pieces (image left).
To learn more about PD Packard’s technique on how to create Printed Decorative Papers using Akua Liquid Pigments go here >    

A lovely studio visit from the duo artists/curators, Phyllis + Victor Merriam, the physical force behind

Saturday, April 1, 2017

benefits
for the Arts, AIDS, and People with Disabilities


free from the need to be free 
exhibited in + SOLD
Flip Side Community Exhibition 
November 11 - 19, 2016
Main Line Art Center
Haverford PA

Benefiting the art center's life-changing Accessible Art Programs for people with disbilities.



Love from Love | Tiger Moth has SOLD
Brooklyn Arts Council
50th Anniversary Celebration
AccessArt = Affordable Art + Tasty Treats
Sunday, December 4, 2016 | 2 - 5pm
Usagi NY in DUMBO Brooklyn
 

Love. SOLD
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
hosted by Metro Pictures Gallery NYC
January 13 - January 15, 2017  

A benefit for VISUAL AIDS, their biggest show & fundrasier of the year with over 1400 postcard-sized works exhibited anonymously.