Video: A collaboration of hands and minds

James Siena creates new works at Island Press

James Siena is a New York-based artist whose complex, rule-based linear abstractions, or “visual algorithms,” result in intensely concentrated, vibrantly colored, freehand geometric patterns.

This fall, Siena served as the Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Visiting Artist at Island Press, the nationally known print shop in WUSTL’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

While on campus, Siena spent a week in the studio, working with students, master printer Tom Reed and Island Press director Lisa Bulawsky to create a trio of large-scale prints.