Anne Silber

Anne Silber

Brighton, MA
Two Peonies, Serigraph
21.5 x 14

My works are limited edition serigraphs, hand-printed by me in small editions. They are printed on Lenox 100 paper, using hand-cut lacquer film stencils and oil-based inks. Most of my images require between ten and twenty stencils, each “traced” with a stencil knife, cutting the translucent film over the master pencil sketch visible underneath. I mix my inks from a palette of colors, and use a large amount of transparent base to thin the colors down so that they resemble (oil-based) watercolors.

In many of my still lifes I enjoy working with light and shadows, and reflective and translucent surfaces such as glass or ceramics. I chose the serigraph “Two Peonies” for this exhibit to show how the layering of transparent and slightly opaque inks can be used to create such illusions.