Began working on a book of images today to use as a leave behind when I meet with galleries. But I’m kind of excited by the possibility of offering it as an ebook for free on my site and also as a hardcover for sale. I spent a good amount of time researching and trying to find a print on demand publisher with decent colour and quality – which not surprisingly was harder than expected.
Next step is complete the design then make some to see how they actually turn out. Difficult to judge the colour quality without a test at least. Now I’m also excited by the idea of making a book to accompany the Light Signatures work … once it’s complete.
Speaking of which I’ve kind of started experimenting with production of the Light Signatures images. Ordered some clear film, worked out a process for separating the images into visual elements for printing as individual layers and ran a small print test on the film – which looks pretty good. Next step is to start fiddling with the resin and see how well it transfers the ink pigment from the film so I can build up layers of colour.
Hope it works. Alternative to this organic manual process would be to 3D print it somehow in clear acrylic – if that even exists. Now that would be very cool.