Solace is a clothing brand started in 2018 by Sean Ramsey of Fort Worth, Texas. Never having touched a press, I started screen printing for a local printshop in 2015 making shirts for bands and other brands. The monotony of pressing thousands of the same shirt evoked a hunger to push through the parameters I learned on press and create for myself. With originality and variation top of mind, I was ready for a challenge from the universe. At work, I was tasked to run a test to see how the different mesh counts we had on hand would work with a shimmer ink. The screen was just an open box mesh, as I was cleaning out the screen I saw the colorful ink from previous jobs on the table below. Light bulb moment, this nuance illuminated a possibility for creation. The urge was to haphazardly put different colors into the screen and let the ink fall where it may; that’s when I made my first shirt. Since then I have branched out into other mediums within fabric and outside of, plexiglass and wood have been a fun adventure. Approaching printing this way has fundamentally changed the way I print. As I have learned about different forms of printing, I was finally able to define what I create as “mono printing.” 1 of 1. Just like me and you. I aim to mix art, color, and individuality when I print. I print on a 10 head m&r sportsman used for high color and high quantity jobs at the screen print shop I work at. I love the juxtaposition of using a machine designed for mass production of the same design for my single identity works of art. My quiet rebellion.