Laura Facey, Prince of Peace, 2017
Factum Arte collaborated with Jamaican artist Laura Facey to produce Prince of Peace, a digital print on silk with hand gilt details. Factum Arte's print experts worked closely with in-house textile designers and conservators to obtain the texture and colours selected by the artist.
[R] Preparing the silk fabric for printing
[L] Printing Prince of Peace
This process involved identifying the appropriate primer for silk and colour matching the digital image to the print. Many tests were carried out to identify the best balance of colour intensity and texture. The primed silk was printed in Factum Arte's flatbed printer, which was designed to print layers of colours in different supports.
Compairison of printed colour tests
In-house gilder Eva Segovia Otero hand gilded the golden reflections of the mane. She applied a mix of gold leaves and gold paint directly onto the print to obtain volume and light effects determined by the artist.
Factum Arte's textile specialist Isabel Fernández López oversaw the project realization and designed a special hanging system. Prince of Peace was part of the exhibition Jamaican Spiritual which was held at St Stephen Walbrook in London in 2017.