Willoughby Elliott

Willoughby Elliott

Fairhaven, MA
West Island Tree, Screen Print
11 x 11.5

Screen Print is a stenciling process of printmaking. Ink is pushed with a tool called a squeegee through a fabric that has been stretched tightly to a frame, and onto a variety of surfaces. Silkscreen or Serigraphy are the most common names known to the public. The fabric most used today is polyester. My print was created by simplifying and flattening one of my landscape photos in Adobe Photoshop into simple, flat layers of visual information. Water-based acrylic ink was mixed to harmonize with the simplified stencils, not the photograph. The individual layers were burned onto screens coated with direct photo emulsion using an ultra violet light source. Each individual color was printed and superimposed on the next to produce the image.