This series of fish lithographs was made while I was living in the Darlinghurst neighborhood of Sydney Australia – inspired by trips to the Sydney Fish Market.
Each trip to the market provided one unique fish that was the model during one drawing session using grease-based pencils and ink on a metal lithography plate.
I drew on metal lithography plates instead of traditional heavy limestone. Ease of portability made plates appropriate for the spontaneous approach.
I was fortunate to have access to a robust but ancient lithography press. The litho plate was sensitized to accept ink in areas drawn with grease-based materials and repel ink in areas with no drawing. Ink was rolled onto the water moistened plate and paper placed on top. Plate and paper were cranked through the press causing the extreme pressure of the press roller to force the ink onto the paper. The printing process was repeated to create an edition of 10 lithographs.