Please Do Not Feed the Microfiche - Silk-Screened Art Print on Fabric
- SILK-SCREENED ART PRINT ON FABRIC
- Original artwork drawn and silk screened in Calgary AB, Canada
- 17" x 20" Artwork Dimensions
Until recently, I didn’t know that microfiche was called microfiche. I vaguely remembered a weird film that archived old newspapers at the library when I was a kid, but I hadn’t remembered its name. When I discovered that the slide version of the film is called “microfiche,” I almost didn’t believe it. I thought that the word sounded like it ought to be describing tiny little French fishies. And so, I made a shirt about it! And I had a lot of fun doing it!
17 x 20 inches Unframed Print
Screen-printed on Fabric (Printed on Grey and Teal)
Printed with water-based, non-toxic fabric inks
Printed by hand, by the artist, in small editions
All of the fabrics used for the prints are vintage or reclaimed fabrics that are sourced from a magical fabric sale that happens once a year in Calgary organized by the charity Ujamaa Grandmas. Donated fabric fills the basement of a church, with most fabrics going for $1/metre, and all proceeds going to the charity. It's honestly one of my favourite days of the year and has lead to me having a large and cherished collection of amazing fabrics. Because they are purchased second hand, I cannot be sure of the fabric contents.