I’ve been working on a new way of creating images in response to landscape. These smaller circle prints are created in a similar way to my big geological circles in that I use a single circle stencil and mask off areas to create the different shapes. I have placed each section of colour in a different position on each print, so although each one in the series is created from the same shapes and colours, each one is unique rather than being part of an edition.
The forms and colours in these prints come from a memory of a walk along the coast near Minehead. I find it very difficult to hold an image of place in my mind, but colours seem to stay put.
Thank you to all who came and saw our show at Centrespace and gave us such fantastic feedback, and thank you to Ruth for being such a joy to show with!
It has been such a boost to talk to people about my work, and for them to understand and appreciate what I am talking about, and not think that I am round the twist for loving maps and wanting to make concrete pebbles. I don’t think I had appreciated just how valuable the experience of getting work out of my studio space and onto walls where it can be seen and commented on was going to be. I will do it again (but not until I have had a good long while to recover).
He’s all finished and off to join his friends at Moor Otters
I’m looking forward to a trip to Dartmoor later in the year to visit him when as part of the Otter trail.
Along with Jilly Morris and Ruth Piper, I am currently organising an exhibition of drawing and print at Centrespace Gallery. I will be exhibiting three of my ‘Geological Series’ screen prints, one of which has made its way onto the poster…
My geological circle prints of Bristol (above) and Bath (below) in the Printmaking open submission show at 44AD
Printmaking Open: Edition 2, at 44AD artspace in Bath, May 2016
Rather than dictating exactly which colours will appear on a print, I am letting the colours decide for themselves. For my circle prints I am mixing inks to match colours from the key of a geological map, and then seeing what colours are created when the inks are overprinted. A little bit scary, but very rewarding…
Just a few of the steps involved in printing a 12 colour screenprint.
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I’m really looking forward to the opening of the UWE degree shows on Friday. MA Printmaking is going to be fabulous (I know this as I have already seen the show and there are some incredibly talented people on the course!)
After three years of work, and many changes of direction, my MA show is ready.
Thank goodness for strong magnets and entomology pins.