This series of silkscreen prints was made from an exposure of a beading I made on an embroidery loop. The original beading design was adapted from an archived photo of the garments on the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) website. The beading contains three colors, blue, white, and black; the shape is a long rectangle with three evenly spaced diamond shapes hanging from the bottom.
The prints are a circular shape with a semi-translucent fabric, when exposed to a silkscreen the weave of the fabric is accentuated and the beading becomes muted, the delicacy of the beading almost completely disappears. This series was about process rather than exercising printing techniques. The process of this print series was to continue printing until the image disappeared. The result was a series of over 50 prints that resembled moon cycles, from a complete circular shape (full moon) to a half (half moon) to a sliver (crescent waxing) to finally just speckles of faded colour (new moon). This process of degradation could point to notions of disappearance or of emergence, which is reflective of my concepts in lost histories and traditions but also point to building memory which is what my practice aims to do.