Best known for her indispensable organizational skills around the office, Whitney gives us insight today on the joys of screenprinting:
"When I’m not organizing the craft room, helping the members of the craft team, or performing my other duties as a Crafts Dept. intern, I’m diving into the world of art and crafts in my own studio. One of the things I do most often in my studio is screenprinting. I love the graphic qualities of screenprinting and the way I feel instantly gratified after pulling a print. Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to share my passion for this art form as a screenprinting instructor at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn and Make Workshop in Manhattan. It’s so fulfilling to see the students’ ideas develop from creative brainstorms to striking prints on fabric and paper.
All of the great work that my students were doing inspired me to try a quick, fun print. My older brother in Arizona just defended his Ph.D. dissertation and will be celebrating a milestone birthday next week, and I wanted to make him a gift. He adores his dog, Otto, so I decided to screenprint a graphic portrait of Otto to perch next to his new “Dr.” nameplate."