SERIGRAPHS by~ HOLLY SUE FOSS
Does art imitate life?
I believe art actually helps shape one's reality.
This is why I focus on uplifting images to touch the young and young at heart.
For many years I have been a printmaker, creating serigraphs (commonly called silk screening).
I love it because it expresses the way I think and draw. The whole process is one of not ever
knowing what the final piece will look like.
I make many decisions along the way, Once I begin
printing a color, I have to keep going or the ink can dry and clog my screen. Sometimes I've had to
find the strength to finish a color. Gold and silver take more pressure to press the ink
through the screen.
Technically it is a method that is done by hand and there are no computers
or electricity. It is simple enough for a child to do. My art takes time to make and I hope to
give a lasting enjoyment to those who have supported my artistic journey.
SERIGRAPHY: To make my serigraphs I begin with a drawing in pencil. I then ink it with
a very thin black line.
For each color I cut a stencil from a green lacquer film.
This film gets adhered into a screen of tightly stretched material.
Because silk used to be used, it is commonly called silk-screening. Today a stronger material is used.
I then hand squeegee one color at a time; carefully registering each screen on Stonehenge Fine Art Paper.
I sign and number my limited editions. Each print is an original.
This art may not be reproduced without my consent.
Education: Carnegie Mellon - Pittsburgh, PA - Fine Arts Major
San Francisco Art Institute - San Francisco, CA - BFA Printmaking 1975
Holly Sue Foss 4347 Webber Pkwy., N. MPLS., MN. 55412
Cell: (763) 442-4133 Web: fossart.com