July 2016: Dennis Floyd
Dennis Floyd is a screen printmaker who's subject matter is also flowers. Screen prints are also known as silk screens or serigraphs. His colors are vibrant and intense. He works from his original drawings, paintings and compositions. Dennis does a color separation to make a unique color media matrix on his screens for each color. Then each color pass is printed by hand on his studio press. To achieve a full color print many colors are screened separately, making the process complex, with rich results. Creating art for Dennis is the metamorphosis from darkness and despair to light and happiness. To quote Dennis When I'm lost in my world creating art, I'm breathing in deep one of the most precious gifts that life has to offer and I am happy, powerful, invincible! The darkness in me is the farthest that it can be.