It's a new week in the printshop, the last push toward the end of a busy semester. David packed up on Saturday and headed back north to Indy/Herron. The printshop feels a little different this morning, although there are remnants of the energy from last week. After the last color was printed on Friday afternoon, we gave a big push to get things cleaned and packed so David could get an early start.
The prints were collected off the tables and loaded onto the drawing rack.
Even managed to catch Donna off guard for one the rare photos of her, couldn't pass up sharing it with you.
Rob was very focused on getting the ink slab cleaned and the roller. He was especially helpful during the week and soon after he and David started printing earlier in the week, they had developed a very efficient process. I figure the press saw around 800 runs, from stretching paper to the final color.
This is the group of drawings on frosted Mylar that David executed during the week and that were exposed to the photo positive plates to develop the image. They are sitting on a light table.
It was a very rewarding experience for all of the printmaking students to see David working and fully explaining what he was doing and why he was doing it. I think the experience will inspire more lithography in the coming semesters. The drawing students, from beginning to advanced, also benefitted from the numerous presentations by David, showing his work from his undergraduate days and how his process and content grew over the years to his present concerns.
Thank you, David, for everything!