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Serigraph

 
 

Serigraph

I received the opportunity to work on a few serigraph projects during my time at OCAD University. This project was created in relation to my thesis. The installation is hung about 7.5 feet from the floor, making it high enough for most individuals to stand underneath and read the words that are printed on the various materials. The installation is a quilt/umbrella-like structure that is large enough for one person to experience as they stand directly below it. The materials chosen are an abstract representation of the different cultures and ethnicities I have been exploring with my thesis topic. The technique of serigraphy allowed me to print on different materials at the same time and produce over 120 prints all at once.

I printed my thesis brand identity (the six words I have been using for my brand) in three different shades of red to show the slight variation but it still remained in the same family. I stitched the postcards-size materials together in such a way where the connections between each card are organic and random. I took advantage of this form of repetition; creating a pattern that has some structure but is still fluid. The overall structure is quite fragile due to the materials used and how they are connected. This helps the concept because the ties between cultures are often not strong because of how much people tend to focus on the differences in cultures.

 
 
My goal was to take advantage of how versatile serigraphy can be by printing on as many different textures of material as I could.

My goal was to take advantage of how versatile serigraphy can be by printing on as many different textures of material as I could.

These different textures helped strengthen my concept of representing the different cultures through my material use. 

These different textures helped strengthen my concept of representing the different cultures through my material use. 

I found an old recipe book from a vintage book store and decided to cut up the book to print on it as well. 

I found an old recipe book from a vintage book store and decided to cut up the book to print on it as well. 

 
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