Red Canna is a 7 color silkscreen print made using transparency films, phot emulsion and a reduction technique.
This print is heavily inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s Red Canna 1924 oil painting. I wanted to take her painting and see what it would look like as a screen print. I loved using lots of colors and playing with transparent inks. For this project, I used a yellow paper and then printed white underneath all the layers. I made the yellow, orange and red layers slightly transparent to add more depth to the print. Then, I went in and used a reduction technique on the red layer to add the maroon details.
This was one of the last prints I made in my undergrad. I was so proud of it that I attached it to my graduation cap. This piece encompasses everything I have learned about screen printing and truly made me fall in love with the medium. All of the frustration and mistakes I made in previous projects taught me how to make a beautiful, cohesive print. I am so proud of myself for finishing this print, finishing my degree and believing in myself.