On a quest for a less toxic studio, printmaker Catherine Kernan explores the limits of Akua Liquid Pigment and Akua Intaglio Inks on large-scale woodblocks, and they revolutionize her working process.
In an ever-inventive woodcut monoprint process, Kernan exploits unorthodox techniques that are sure to stimulate printmakers from beginner to expert. These include offsets to plastic, viscosity rolls, sandwiching giant plywood blocks together and pulling ink from one block to another. Kernan immerses us in the brilliance and transparency of Akua inks - their rich and subtle color, their modifiers and versatility, their easy clean-up with soap and water, and their long working time. Run time 85 minutes.