“Morning, Noon, Night” is a thirty color lithograph with gold leaf, hand printed on white Rives BFK paper from eighteen plates made from mylars hand-drawn and painted by the artist using toner washes, acrylic paint and lithographic crayons and pencils.
“Two years ago I painted a huge painting of camellias and cacti on transparent fabric to install at Hakusa Sonso Museum in Kyoto, Japan.
We made 18 different litho plates, some of which had as many three different colors on them. I used tusche, xerox toner powder, litho crayon, water, salt, sugar, various resists and block outs to create the plates. Proofing and color selection was complex but it all went smoothly. As we got near completion, adding the blocks of deep blue and blue violet, we all got excited at how good it was looking. The last step was the horizontal stripe of 22 K gold leaf and with that the whole image pulled together and the colors started singing to each other.”