Paul Catanese, Hybrid Media Artist

Stones & Drones
Summer 2014 | Printmaking with Drones

I've been working with David Jones and Chris Flynn at Anchor Graphics over Summer 2014 on a unique series of printmaking experiments that extend from my ongoing visible from space project. In these experiments, assorted mark-making instruments such as brushes and crayons are suspended from a drone to create drawings for printmaking. In the initial round of tests we worked with tousche, gum arabic, and grease crayons on litho stones; toner suspended in denatured alcohol on mylar; and sugar lift solution on copperplate. Below are results and documentation from this process. Over the next few weeks, we'll be processing plates, pulling test prints, and conducting more flight tests - updates will be posted here throughout the summer.

Special thanks to Interdisicplinary Arts & Media MFA student BJ Allen for her assistance documenting this project.

Flight Tests at the Papermakers Garden - The award winning urban garden laboratory, performance area, and public space that is a site for research developed by the Interdisciplinary Arts Department and Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago.

Images from July 30th Flight Event:


Early Results & Test Prints

Images of four-tile drawing from July 30 flight event pre-processing