Vita Fragilis

31x31 inch, Printed and hand-applied stenciling applied via pochior and reduction screen printing methods on Strathmore 400 paper.

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The Natural Contrast Series was born through the desire to experiment with shapes, various color application methods and various stenciling methods just to see what it had to teach me. The common thread in this series is the color scheme and each piece celebrates some element of nature. 

“Vita Fragilis” is Latin for The Fragile Life or Life is Fragile. Only 3 editions of were printed. The background was first laid down on the paper by hand, using brushes, brayers and sponges through a hand-cut paper stencil. The color was layered over several days until I was happy with it. Then the image of the explosion and tree was screen printed on top. The drips were added by hand after.