I'm currently on a work bingggge. I finished this layout WAY later than I wanted to. and now I'm going to have to print all 4 layers tomorrow. Which is totally doable, because I am only printing like 25 or 30 of these.
I spent a million years drawing all these drawings and then hating them, and then collaging other drawings and stuff into a design that I despised, and then finally, just when I was going to give up I found this picture of this woman and then everything came together. It works perfectly (IMO) because she's about to speak into the mic, but there's these black bars over her mouth. And then in her hat there's a strange, mean geisha looking drawing with all these bands of colors with symbols in them. I've been really thinking alot about subliminal, unconscious and unknowable language. So, just like the woman, she is veiled in all these halftoned modernist lanterns (lightbulb goes on A HA!) and then there's the little spark at the top, making it a real A HA moment. and then there's a bunch of other symbols printed underneith the black layer, so you won't be able to see them until you hold the print up and see the texture of the ink. DETAILS. and another veiled layer of communication. That's the idea. and it was sort of happenstance and accidental that I got there, but I'm currently happy.
4 colors. 16'' X 28''
I am now going to start compiling notes and images for my end of residency presentation on Wed. I'm hella nervous about it for some reason, although excited to have to research on stuff that I enjoy so much.
sigh of releaf. so glad I got that layout done. Pix of print to come.