Alex Orgren Andover, New Jersey USA
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Andover, New Jersey USA
PaperDim: 10" x 10"
ImageDim: 8.5" x 8.5"
Block: 4 shina blocks
Ink: Akua Kolor
Comment: I knew immediately upon looking through the lens that I wanted to print this image, and how it could be done. Learning that the sign-up deadline hadn't passed gave me the push I needed to dive into my first exchange,which has been a great challenge and a humbling experience. Until now I haven't printed anything bigger than 4"x6", with such large color areas, or with such thin colors. These factors combined to overwhelm my moisture management capabilities, at least for the first batch of prints. Fortunately, the replacement round went much better. I'm still not happy with the second-lightest color. Both lighter colors were very hard to judge wet and I was fooled by how well they came out in the proofs. I guess such colors can't be trusted until they're printed and dried.