The following images show my printmaking process. The photos are from a project completed while I was on sabbatical leave in 2013. Three print were produced and several unique impressions at Normal Editions Workshop at Illinois State University in the College of Fine Arts School of Art, Normal, Illinois.
I worked with Professor Richard Finch (Director of Normal Editions), Veda Rives (Associate Director), and Christopher Hagen and Alyssa Tauber (both graduate students in the Department of Art). I also worked with Jessica Chambers (Director of the Horticulture Center at Illinois State University) and Professor Don Schmidt (Dean of the School of Biological Sciences and Director of the Biological Sciences Greenhouse Collection at the Felmley Annex). I also visited the Rapp Agricultural Building Greenhouse.
Collecting the plants:
Drying the plants:
Soaking the leaves:
Leaves in the tray coated with tusche:
Leaves are placed on Artex film:
Leaves dry and are removed from the film:
The exposed plate:
The plate is printed:
The prints are signed:
The finished prints:
Prints in the Upstate New York Printmaking Invitational at Main Street Arts:
Stop by Main Street Arts to see Gregory Page’s prints in our current exhibition the Upstate New York Printmaking Invitational (runs through October 7).
Take a look at our previous Inside the Artist’s Studio blog post by printmaker Minna Resnick.