OBSERVATIONS & REFLECTIONS FROM THE PRINT ROOM
I designed Ink In My Fingernails due to spending a lot of time in the new print room for my Final Major Project. I wanted to reflect upon my time spent there, the conversations I had and the experiences gained. Designing Ink In My Fingernails was both a reflective process and an exploration of photographic layouts in order to create a narrative. Ink In My Fingernails contains both photography by myself and my friend Richard Heaven, who helped photograph me whilst I worked. In Print We Trust.
â€œBy nature, screen printing is time consuming. However I feel that it offers a more tangible and textured feel to that of its computer printer counterparts.â€?
â€œI enjoy being in an environment with like minded individuals. Those that appreciate the process of print and the time it takes. I often see students helping eachother out, offering suggestions, sharing equipment, being part of a tradition and pushing its boundaries.â€?
â€œSometimes I wonder how I managed to get ink just about everywhere. I think it is part of the process and the sooner you can accept that, the better.â€?
â€œI love the nature of printing. The careful precision as well as the beautiful mistakes.â€?