Rodolfo Marron III - "Gift of the Poke Ghost"
This is my first major solo collaboration with a professional artist. The print was comissioned by the Hand Magazine, and printed by hand by me, with help from the artist, at the Lawrence Lithography Workshop, in Kansas City, Mo. The print was executed in tusche wash on Lithographic stone, printed on a direct pressure press in transparent red, silkscreen with pokeberry juice mixed in transparent base, and woodcut, spoonprinted with turquoise ink with mica.
Gift Of the Poke Ghost
Teusche Wash Lithograph, Silkscreen with pokeberry juice in transparent base, Woodcut with mica
I had Rudy play around with teusche on the whole stone, then pick an area the liked best for the final image. The ghost of the rest of the teusche wash is visible in the mottling on the stone
on the press
Setting up the press to print the stone. The image is in black ink after the stone is etched. The ink can be washed out and replaced with any color.
Rudy's Mortar and pestle, grinding up the pokeberries. in the background there is a draw down sheet, used to test the relative opacity of the ink and how it will interact on top of the lithographic ink
THe final layer of the print was pulled from this woodblock. The turquoise ink had mica mixed in to give the stone shapes a fancy sheen.