Serial Specimens: Rock Collection

This project explores ideas about souvenir collecting, memory, and landscape. My goal is to complete one specimen from my rock collection per week and work through images quickly and on a small scale.

Each graphic starts as a hand-drawn illustration, which is then drawn as color-separated films for silkscreen printing. I draw new films and edit as I print, based on how image is forming. Layers sometimes accumulate in unexpected ways--silkscreen printing is like a sedimentary process.

Each is letterpress printed with the name of the geological specimen and sometimes the specific localities from which they were picked or purchased as souvenirs. Others are gifts or trades from friends (a specimen for a print), or came to me from unknown locations.

Multi-color silkscreen prints, letterpress text (Optima Roman, foundry type), 6"x6" Bristol. Edition size varies per image, usually around 10.

A limited edition on handmade paper will be collected and bound at the end of the project.