The project that I hope to gain support for is the Extreme Printing Process in color.
Extreme Printing is a new and highly specialized method that uses a very large ink-jet printer, a unique blend of archival specialty, inks and Japanese Kozo paper. Developed by renowned printer, Jon Cone of Ink Jet Press, whose pieces have been shown at the National Gallery in Washington, DC and other international museums, to date this process has been used in black and white printing only. I have the opportunity to collaborate with Jon Cone in advancing this innovative technique.
In conventional printing, inks are kept at the surface of the paper with chemicals that decrease porocity and create vibrancy. "Kozo" paper, which is hand-crafted in Japan from mulberry trees, is quite thick and has deckled edges that are typically unfinished, with no added chemicals. The end results of the process are so significantly physical that the medium ceases to exist as merely a surface and becomes a sculpture-like print.
I will be one of the first artists to harness the newly developed technology of printing large scale, full-color images using the Extreme Printing method. These images will be one of a kind, embellished with my unique hand-painted detailing.
The money I receive through your generous donations will help with the cost of printing, paper and inks, which are all costly for this project.
Costs currently covered:
- $3,000 Studio fees
- $300 per page of small Japanese Kozo Paper x 2
- $500 per page of large Japanese Kozo Paper x 2
- $300 per page of small Japanese x 1
- $200 paint supplies for each painting
Risks and challenges
I think the biggest challenge will simply be that there are always glitches inherent to doing something for the first time. But glitches don't stop me. I can't imagine a problem that I won't be able in overcome.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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