[200818 AUG 14 Misprint]

"Haditha, Iraq. November 19, 2005 [200818 AUG 14 Misprint]," 2014. Inkjet monoprint transparency, 16 x 20 inches.
“Haditha, Iraq. November 19, 2005 [200818 AUG 14 Misprint],” 2014. Inkjet monoprint transparency, 16 x 20 inches.
I’m researching water-based mediums to fix the ink on uncoated smooth substrates such as film and mylar. In this Misprint, I used a Gum Arabic medium that I mixed myself and it to work for the first few weeks, but with the change in humidity, the piece gradually disintegrated. The ink cracked and separated from the substrate especially in the dark tones. I took this photograph before the pieces completely broke apart and attempted a second re-fixing with a different medium. For now it seems to work very well.

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Paul Qaysi is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Contact directly at studio@paulqaysi.com.