About Pyramid Reflected

The Inspiration

“Pyramid Reflected” is a tribute to the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center where I first learned my craft and have since done much of my screenprinting.  For seven years, I did my printing in the studio located in Silver Spring, MD.   That buildlng was sold and the studio relocated to Hyattsville, MD in 2016.   The Silver Spring building has been left to memories.  This is a commemorative print as well as a tribute to a dynamic community center that welcomed all who were motivated to express themselves as printmakers, paper makers, or book artists --- formerly in Silver Spring and in the future Hyattsville, MD. 

The Silver Spring Pyramid building is depicted in this print as a reflection in the plate glass window of a building across the street.  My choice of a reflection was deliberate.  In its imperfections, a reflection captures both more and less of reality.  With the move completed, for those who enjoyed the Silver Spring facilities, reflections will remain  --- both more and less.  Thus, “Pyramid Reflected”.

The Print

“Pyramid Reflected” is a 19 color print.  The prints were made on Arches 88 paper.  Images are 10¾” x 15” on 15” x 22½” sheets. Speedball Acrylic Screen Printing Inks were used.  Adobe Photoshop was used for developing the screenprinting plates.  Ten prints are included in the edition.  The project was completed in September 2013.

Progression Series

The print progression showing the development of “Pyramid Reflected” can be seen in a series of six figures.  The figure at the top left below shows the first three layers, various off-whites, basically comprising the background and serving as an underlayment.  To its right, the figure shows the addition of five layers, all various shades of blue.  In the next row, the figure on the left shows two additional layers: grey and grey-green reflected in the window.   In the figure to the middle right, the next four layers, bright red, dark red, and shades in between depict the Pyramid building itself.   In the last row, the figure on the left shows four additional layers, various greys capturing the Pyramid windows as well as reflections in the plate glass window.
The figure on the bottom right illustrates the addition of the final layer, black, which brings out the detail in the image.
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