Hand-pulled print of an iris, drawn in my parents garden (whilst socially distant) during lockdown.
This forms part of a new series of prints inspired by the 'smaller world', inhabited over this pandemic. Bringing it back to simpler values and the 'overlooked', with a renewed emphasis on nature and proximity. So wonderful to be back in the studio!!! Printing efforts today:
Playing with colour and approach.
Interested in subtraction/ addition of details. Also enjoying playi
Back in the studio! It was fun, but weird. But fun!!! I'll go in again tomorrow. . .
Need to add more layers to this iris and today I was using inks from previous projects - I wasn't sure how the layers would work. I'm going to mix some other colours tomorrow once I've figured it all out. The photographs show the process, from the mark resist imager, to the exposure room. Then through my thining in the sketchbook colour swatches to the beginnings of printing and work drying
Finding Common Ground is the latest social engagement project on which I will be collaborating with Anna Haydock-Wilson. Anna is a social artist who specialises in producing arts and community activities and events to bring people together. Finding Common Ground will explore social and environmental realities. It is a collaboration, exploring the issues that link communities within cities and the messages we’d like to share with authorities to improve social equality. Due to
After a huge period of absence, Spike Print Studio is opening once more, to trial their new covid-19 safety measures. I have volunteered to go in and test the facilities and I cannot wait!!! I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited to be heading back - even if it is to test the covid-19 measures. Printing is my happy place and being part of the SPS community is important to me. I am looking forward to making a new screen, exposing new imagery to play with and being back in tha