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NEW IMPRESSIONS: Masking Tape - Lucas Hennessey

12" x 18"

This piece is included in the New Impressions Exhibition on display at the museum July 14-September 30, 2020. There are a limited number of these prints available.

Artist Biography

Lucas Hennessey is a Milwaukee based letterpress printer who received his BFA from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2014. He is currently working as a full time printer at Bay View Printing Company and uses the space and equipment to produce his own bodies of work.

Description of Process

The idea of this print came from accidentally printing a piece of masking tape stuck to a Boxcar base on a platen press. That was then translated to repurposing masking tape to fill a base and run through a Vandercook No. 4. 2 passes of yellow and pink create the background, and 1 pass of blue completes the foreground for a total of 5 layers.

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