HarmstonArts

HarmstonArts

Arizona, United States · 28 Sales

HarmstonArts

HarmstonArts

Arizona, United States 28 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Original Edition Hand-Pulled Serigraphs


Welcome to our Etsy site.

We have decided to no longer sell our work on Etsy since they have made the decision to allow people to sell items that are not handmade on their site. We always knew there was a problem with the quality of what was sold on this website but now knowing that Etsy does not care that customers are buying goods that are not made as advertised is just unacceptable. We believe that when you are on a site that was created to showcase handmade work, your customers should be able to continue to find what you advertise.

If you would like to see and purchase any of our work, please visit our website at www.harmstonarts.com.

Thanks so much,

Steve and Bonnie Harmston
HarmstonArts

Announcement

Original Edition Hand-Pulled Serigraphs


Welcome to our Etsy site.

We have decided to no longer sell our work on Etsy since they have made the decision to allow people to sell items that are not handmade on their site. We always knew there was a problem with the quality of what was sold on this website but now knowing that Etsy does not care that customers are buying goods that are not made as advertised is just unacceptable. We believe that when you are on a site that was created to showcase handmade work, your customers should be able to continue to find what you advertise.

If you would like to see and purchase any of our work, please visit our website at www.harmstonarts.com.

Thanks so much,

Steve and Bonnie Harmston
HarmstonArts

Steve and Bonnie Harmston

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Steve and Bonnie Harmston

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Anonymous on Jul 27, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE these ~ thanks!

Anonymous on Jul 27, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic ~ thanks!

About

The Art of Serigraphy

Our artwork reflects a point of view that is an attempt to make art that is both visually attractive and unusual. Unusual, in that the artistic medium we choose to create with , which is called serigraphy or screen printing.

Serigraphy is basically a stencil making process, in which each color is hand-cut, and hand-printed onto the papers surface. With this medium of fine art printing we try to express our personal attachment to the imagery with simple hand cut shapes, overlaying with a vibrant palette of opaque and translucent colors. We really love the physical aspects of creating my art...the stencil cutting, color mixing and the act of pulling the ink across the screen onto the paper.

The medium of screen printing, while very time consuming and labor intensive, seems well suited for my creative process. It’s still exciting to lift the screen and see the colors build up on each other.
A serigraph is an original fine art silkscreen print. There are a variety of techniques to create stencils, I choose to hand cut my stencils using litho-film with an exacto knife and expose the stencils to the screen using a photo emulsion process. The screen is a rectangular frame over which a mesh fabric is tightly stretched. Each color is printed by pulling ink across the screen with a squeegee onto the paper. This process is repeated over and over, sometimes requiring 20 - 40 stencils until the image is complete. It takes between one to two months to complete each edition, which are short, usually 50 or less, and they are never reprinted again, the stencils are destroyed and the screen is reclaimed.

Screen printing creates a unique type of art with a smooth, satin like surface quality that’s almost impossible to create with any other technique. Serigraphy became a fine art medium around the late 1930’s and by the 1960s it became widely accepted by both collectors and galleries when artist’s such as Andy Warhol , Roy Liechtenstein and others began creating major works in the medium.
This artwork is not to be confused with mass produced, mechanical, or commercial reproductions or computer graphics. Each piece is a hand cut and hand printed original. and due to the nature of the hand printing process, slight variances occur with each pass so no two are exactly alike. Each print is truly an original, handmade work of art.

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Last updated on January 10, 2013

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IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTE: All of our work are original pieces of art and as such we ship all large pieces FEDEX INSURED and require a signature upon delivery. Please include an address and phone number in your order where the piece can be delivered. We are not responsible for any re-delivery charges if the piece is returned to us if it does not get signed for.

Thanks for your understanding.