Screenprinting on Yupo

Recently I have been experimenting with silkscreen printing on Yupo, a synthetic paper. It is smooth and opaque or semi-opaque white.  Printing on it with waterbased silkscreen inks yields unusual results. First of all, the ink will sit on top of the surface rather than being absorbed, due to the smooth coating. So, in order to speed up drying time I use a hair dryer. The advantage of the slow drying aspect is that I can push the ink around in a painterly fashion, or sponge ink through the screen in order to make images, in addition to the more conventional method of using a squeegee.  These examples come from an ongoing series of imagery related to webs. The oval-like forms seem anthropomorphic to me, which is why I titled the images as I did.

Can You Hear Me Now?  Screenprint on Yupo, 22 x 30

Brethren, Screenprint on Yupo, 22 x 30

Condolences,  Screenprint on Yupo, 22 x 30

Condolences, Screenprint on Yupo, 22 x 30