1997 Looking Backdigital transfer

Transfer Print Krause Studio, Marshfield Hills, MA, 1997

“Looking Back”
30×22 inches (76 x 56 cm)
©Dorothy Simpson Krause 1997

The key source image was a photograph of a street scene in Oxaca, Mexico taken by Swiss photogtrapher Viola Kaumlen. It was cropped to focus on a woman looking over her shoulder. The other two images were a photograph of a peeling, rusty globe and a black and white tower from Desk Gallery, Zedcor, Inc. copyright-free cd-rom.

Eleven layers with different composite choices and adjustment options were used to make the digital file. he secret of digital transfers is the precoat which encapsulates the waterbased inkjet dye/ pigment and releases them to damp paper by capillary action. Kimoto

The file was flipped horizontally in the Cactus RIP and printed on an Encad Novajet Pro 50 using QIS white film. The paper, an Indian Bagasse handmade paper, was thoroughly soaked in water, drained then blotted. The printed image was placed on the wet paper, covered with printmaking blankets and put through an etching press. The image from the film transfers almost totally to the paper. The final print was enhanced with metallic pastels and pigment.