PROCESS

This project seeks to explore tool-dependant object making and the interative qualities of the computer by combining computer-manipulated imagery and digital output with hand-produced printmaking. Raster satellite images at varying scales were modified using selected filters in raster-based programs, and then “vectorized” using common vector software.  Multiple images were processed this way using different techniques such as colour separation, while layering the information with an emphasis on space, land-use and transportation patterns. Each resulting image was then laser etched onto plexiglass, and printed as a typical intaglio print. Using registration, multiple plates can be printed on a single sheet of paper creating unexpected, yet often interesting results that inform a new way of visualizing topological shapes, human movement and density.

2013