‘Nuclear Pups’ explores traditional world building for comics and pushes the boundaries of how comics can be viewed. This piece is a form of playing with different ideas of realities through color and imagery of different creatures. I find it interesting how a risograph print has multiples, yet when the print is pushed further it can create a one of a kind piece. ‘Nuclear Pups’ is a series of risograph prints that were organized and mounted on a wooden panel. The risograph prints are also screen printed with varnish to seal the colors making the prints archival. ‘Nuclear Pups’ explores how comics can fit into a gallery setting.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bella Aurora is an artist originally from the suburbs of Detroit. She describes herself as a storyteller and world-builder utilizing painting, printmaking, and comics. Her work explores the concept of depicting perception as reality through narrative work as well as character and creature creation. Risograph and offset printing are very present in her practice and an important ritual of creating work.
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