Explanation of Process

A Digital Serigraph? Of course, Why not?

Digital Serigraphy is the name I have chosen for the process of creating prints by layering compositional elements, in layers using a computer to assist in composing the image and implementing the printing process. The artworks, are created from scanned textures, drawings, and photographs. They may be a composite of drawings by hand and may include photographs and other objects.

 A digital serigraph is constructed in a manner, not unlike that in which a serigraph or “silkscreen” print might be composed—in layers, of overlapping color, textures, shapes and gradients. An advantage of digital serigraphy is that the available colors are un-limited. Where a traditional serigraph would consist of a single color per layer, the digital version consists of several colors per layer.

A traditional serigraph edition might be limited to several separate colors, say six to eight. A digital Serigraph is not limited by colors. Rather, the layer process is used to apply several foreground layers over background layers. The elements are composed of layered elements-colored shapes that represent form and light.

 

There are no physical "screens" through which ink is pressed. My digital serigraphs are output on large format photographic quality printers, using archival quality inks.