Craxis is the fourth print in the Laetus series and like the others is a single, non-editioned print. Similar shapes, lines and color palette are evident in this print and link it to the rest of the series. The large blue shape in the top right portion of the print stands out, offering the viewer a respite from the complex design elsewhere. The surge of color and shape swirl together in a wild combination, seeming to advance and recede from the picture plane simultaneously.

The Laetus series marks the initial use of InkAID inkjet coating solutions to coat the paper prior to printing. This technique assisted with printing colors that looked similar to those developed on the computer screen which also informs the digital matrix. Hand coating the paper introduced a manual element into the process and added subtle, unintentional imperfections which are apparent in the completed prints. When the inkAID is manually applied and then dries it creates a slight texture that is not uniform, uneven, and looks similar to brushstrokes. It was important to retain this element in the prints since it marks a distinction between prints meant as reproductions and the prints I have made. By incorporating a deliberate and unique visual element in the process of creating these prints I have made a separation between each print as it is originally intended and any reproduction of the same images.

Published by BZOOKA PRINT

Artist and Printmaker, image enthusiast, husband, coffee drinker, cynic, observer, rinsemaster, movie watcher, studio manager, cat wrangler, construction worker, teacher, student, veteran of foreign wars, free thinker, daydreamer, United States Marine Assaultman - last of the 0351's.

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