Offset printing errors are fun.
Sometime over the weekend my mind was strangely focused on morse code – so much so that I started to build designs around the ancient communications technology. I also really like weird treatments to color and that effect you get when offset printing is a little too offset – you know – where say you’re looking for a nice green, but instead end up with a little bit of magenta on one end, a little bit of cyan on the other, and an incomplete design of green in the center? Well, I like that look, it’s always brought me a little bit of joy when I see it on a cereal box or whatever.
So that’s part of the inspiration for this piece. I’m not sure what the rest was anymore – sometimes when i start to actually work on something, the original sources or catalysts become muddy, and the piece is all that’s left. It’s very much a lost wax process, only instead of wax, it’s memories, and instead of a casting it’s art, either digital or acrylic.
So – yea – here’s a much larger image of the design, and as usual, it’s available over at my Society6 page if you’re interested: “Digital Rain” By Alexander van Rossum at Society6. Do you ever find your mind obsessing over things? What’s the craziest?