The time I thought would never come is almost here! A bit more polishing and I will have a final version of my light up pebble. Depending on which orientation you hold him in, he can display 6 different light patterns. Due to my aversion to flashing lights, all his transitions are quite slow and subtle, so you have to take your time, hold him steady and let him settle if you want to see a new pattern – this is not a pebble to be rushed. My favourite is when you hold him upside down, he pulses with light at approximately the same speed as my heart rate.
Below you can see the electronics built by Laurence to make pebble work, along with a flow diagram explaining the different light patterns.
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).
I’m alternating between excitement and terror about the fact that in two weeks I will be putting up a joint exhibition with Ruth Broadway at Centrespace.
I’m out of my comfort zone – it will be the first time that I have shown a large number of my geological screenprints all together and I am hoping to get my work to a whole new audience.
The private view is from 6.30 to 9pm on Thursday 27th April at Centrespace Gallery. Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier – especially if you have a thing for maps, rocks, museums, colour, or just a glass of wine and a chat.
Making the mould for my first big concrete pebble / cobble turned out to be slightly more complicated than I was expecting…
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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