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.
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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From 29 September – 5 October 2015 Space to Place at the Embassy Tea Gallery, SE1 0PB: Group exhibition exploring the concept of place.
We’ve taken our MA Print show to London, and very good it looks too.
After three years of work, and many changes of direction, my MA show is ready.
Thank goodness for strong magnets and entomology pins.
Building up a geologically inspired print in a range of colour permutations.