A number of years went by. Meanwhile, my wife was working for a company that makes a considerable investment in wall art to enhance its work environment. I was impressed by this. I knew from observing her over time how difficult it is to work at a computer all day and how much of a positive difference art can make in the workplace. One day I happened to join her for lunch in the company’s cafeteria. Along one wall was a large installation made of dozens of square enamel plates. The thought occurred to me that a modular approach might be the answer to working with silkscreen printing on a larger scale.
I contacted the studio again, and found that it had just moved to a nearby suburb. I rejoined the Shepherd & Maudsleigh Studio, in West Newton, Massachusetts. The results after over a year of concentrated effort include the twelve sets in our Featured Galleries, as well as numerous miscellaneous prints. In the hope of continuing our commercial silkscreen story, I look forward to expanding this collection significantly in the future as well as offering more lightweight and inexpensive copies and digital prints.