Thendara's Blog

The odds and ends in the creative  world of Thendara M Kida-Gee.

Safe Sex, 1994

I was digging through masses of boxes , looking for some piezoelectric film i know we have and have had for many years now...I am finding everything but the intended.  

Here's something from my first year at the San Francisco Art Institute , do you remember 1994? I do.

A photo montage circa 1994. In love and inspired by Barbara Kruger's work. This is a family photograph of my grandmother and her sister back in the mid 1900s, which I would have firstly  enlarged on the photocopier bringing it to a pure black and white.  Text would have been printed on transparency and both merged onto lith film and printed on black and white photographic paper, works equally well when photocopied, or being burnt onto a silkscreen, which is maybe why I have always loved maximum contrast.