As an artist I mainly work in two mediums: ceramics and printmaking. Graduating in ceramics, for some time I distanced myself from printmaking, but after two years I had the opportunity to study Interdisciplinary Printmaking in Wroclaw, Poland. Not only did this allow me to return to printmaking, it also gave me the opportunity to start working in new techniques, which I had not used before.
It was a fresh start, a new beginning. I decided to experiment with serigraphy, which is the preferred technique for creating series in a short time. The process in quite monotone, there are no opportunities for experimenting. You have a silk-screen, on which your image is exposed. With a squeegee you push the color through the exposed image, while the other areas are blocked with an emulsion.
Because of these characteristics, I decided to make a twist in my project. I started printing on old books’ pages, questioning the purpose of reproduction in printmaking. Because the books’ pages are always different, the reproduced image becomes a monotype, and therefore cannot be considered an edition of a print. Using the same matrixes, but changing the compositions or colors, also challenged me to research how many different prints can be made with similar elements. “Beginnings” represents therefore my breakthrough in printmaking and a new creative start.