‘AI Tree #2’
297 x 420mm
5 hand pulled inks on 300gsm Toscana Soft White paper.
Edition of 25
Numbered and signed by the artist
About the Piece
These are the result of describing a pictorial scenario to an AI image generator, and then taking the partially rendered, and consequently soft, image into the analogue process of hand screen print. The luminous RGB gamut is translated into fluoro inks, and the image manipulated to best suit screen print reproduction. Rather than being a readymade, it’s a not-readymade. The trees don’t exist – they’re from the ‘imagination’ of the code – but imaginings that have not been allowed fully formulate. The challenge of taking soft elements into a medium generally known for it’s hard-edged capabilities also appeal to my contrary nature.
"Note that there’s a subtle squeegee mark above and slightly left of the tree (see attached pic). It’s not particularly noticeable, and a consequence of the imperfect nature of hand screen printing. If, however, it’s going to be problematic for you, don’t buy the piece – you’ve been fore-warned."
The prints cover an area 260 x 260mm, and are on A3 paper, but if you prefer them cut down to 420 x 420mm for mounting, just let me know in your order notes, and I’ll do so. Alternatively you can cut them down yourself!
About the Artist
Alastair is a graphic design graduate of NCAD and the Royal College of Art. He’s worked as a designer, and design educator, for far too long to dwell on. Interested in process and materiality in printmaking, he’s previously worked in letterpress, but returned to screen printing in 2017.
Often found devising an image-making technique, and then discovering ways to undermine, abuse, and subvert it. Loves a happy accident. Disinterested in rigorous adherence to consistency in a world of perfect reproduction. Which is convenient.
Frames can be purchased through Damn Fine Print in black, white and natural wooden finishes, here. Bespoke framing is also available. Please note framed orders must be collected from the store and can't be shipped.
Shipping and Returns
This print is sold unframed securely packaged in a cardboard tube, sent via An Post Standard Postage. For details on shipping and returns click here. Please note colours may vary between computer screens.