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Bourgeois turned to digital technologies for printmaking when her 2002 fabric book, Ode à l’Oubli, was editioned. Judith Solodkin of SOLO Impression, a longtime friend of Bourgeois’s, was called upon to determine the means of duplicating that unique volume, which is filled with sewn collages of varying materials and patterns. Solodkin incorporated lithography, embroidery, appliqué, and various kinds of sewing, but also sought out the textile printing expertise of Raylene Marasco, of Dyenamix. Through digital printing and archival dyes, Marasco recreated the patterns and textures of Bourgeois’s old and worn fabrics. The artist was extremely pleased with the results.

Bourgeois then made use of digital printing at Dyenamix for many of her late projects on fabric, which became her preferred support for prints. Such projects include Do Not Abandon Me (2009–10), a series in collaboration with British artist Tracey Emin, and To Whom It May Concern (2010), an illustrated book with poet Gary Indiana, both of which replicate the effects of gouache through digital means.

Girl with Hair. 2007. Digital print on fabric
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