Moonflower is a yellow flower that blooms above volcano Hunapú (place of flowers) beneath a golden moon. David Bradley's triptych of screen prints presents an ethereal re-imagining of Volcan Tres Hermanas (Three Sisters) based upon site specific photographs taken whilst trekking in Guatemala in 2019.
Utilising a variety of hand-pulled screen printing techniques to build structure, texture and blended colour, each composition becomes a meditation on the elements revealing itself in and amongst the layers of the printmaking process. With a nod to the spirit and stylistic sensibilities of the Japanese Ukiyo-e landscape tradition, paper and ink become moons and stars, volcanos and clouds become sentient beings, the printed page a floating world.
Seven colour, five layer screen print including one colour-fade layer, half-tone and diffusion dither.