Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dolly Spectrum

Hello Dolly! monoprint


I made a second print of my Dolly-the-cloned-sheep block. I was initially thinking of a multi-colour Dolly print, somewhat in the vein of a Warholesque print at the Year of the Rabbit show. I was a bit worried about borrowing that aesthetic - the balance between a little nudge-nudge-wink-wink allusion and cliché is not easy. I also wanted to communicate a sense of movement to allude to the cloning: one Dolly-two Dolly-three Dolly more... So, after printing Dolly on a number of coloured somegami origami kozo (or mulberry paper) sheets, I switched gears and formulated the rainbow-spectrum plan (ROYGBV). The successive Dollies, from red to violet, are placed at smaller seperations to give that sense of movement, like fanning a deck of cards.

The image is a stitched scan. We figured out how to do this with my new scanner and Photoshop, with some swearing and some laughing, but ultimate success last night. So now, I can scan the rest of my larger prints! Sometimes it pays to be extremely stubborn. ;)

4 comments:

Pininkie said...

I like the placement you decided on. It works really well. Well done with the scanning - I loose days of my life fighting scanners, printers et al!

minouette said...

Thank you very much on both counts! I played with the placement a fair bit. I couldn't have done the scanning on my own. It was extremely anti-intuitive!

Ma Okyo said...

Love the rainbow version!

minouette said...

Thanks very much! It's really growing on me.