During the slow-for-printing months of winter, each of the four Ocelot co-owners takes a turn at a weeklong residency in the shop to work on a personal project. Stacey's residency was in early February, and here is her report:
I decided to spend some time playing with basic shapes and color overlays for my residency. I am usually printing for other people, and when I have time to print for myself it is usually for a deadline or specific project. I used this time to play around more and have fun. Since I am a project-minded person I decided to print fabric that I could sew into pillows for my living room. I also wanted to play with cyan, magenta, and yellow overlays with ink that was slightly transparent and has the ability to create another color when laid on top of one another.
The first image I worked with were some squares. I printed a first layer of cyan on a few pieces and then switched to a first layer of magenta on the last few. I printed yellow, and magenta over the cyan and yellow over the magenta at a slightly offset angle.
The second image was a series of triangles that I would tape out certain triangles, print a color, tape over the ones I had just printed and keep repeating that until they were all printed.
The third image was a series of circles that I printed cyan, turned the fabric and printed magenta and turned the fabric again and printed yellow on top.
The last fabric pieces I worked on I printed some of the taped off triangles in silver and then drew with ink and a brush on a transparency for a linear pattern that I printed on top in black.