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Talking not Doing

Month: May, 2017

Post- Pre Planning

Finally I got round to visiting the V&A to look at the collections of fancy Biscuit tins. They live in the Ironwork Gallery and were donated as a whole in 1983. I am there for beginning to work on the print part of this project and the choices seem to be limitless. Read the rest of this entry »

Cobbles V


Here we are starting at the end. I’m really pleased how this print has turned out. This was probably the last place I imagined finishing at after five weeks, but when I’ve published cobbles i-iv you’ll see how the journey progressed. Read the rest of this entry »

Cobbles IV

This post is a photo essay, exploring how I arrived at the design decisions for this series of prints.

Some times the images are copies of my notes and some times they are little illustrations of my decisions. As usual the organisation of the argument deserves far more preparation than I am prepared to give it. Read the rest of this entry »

Cobbles III

Going back to the beginning; round things in a square. Here are twelve pages from a sketch book. How does the circle, the pebble sit in the square? Quantity, proportions and placement.

Next time more of an analysis of what might work and what doesn’t.



squaring the circle, and the rule of thirds


more rule of thirds, but also contrast and control


the dreaded juxtaposition concept


dead centre is boring, and also size and proportions, how does that work?


are you trying to say something with this pair in contrast?


I do seem to like red pebbles, and a graphic stylee


or you could have only parts of a pebble


why are they all at the edge mummy?


now you’re just trying to be clever


sets of things, and the rule of thirds


mix things up, variation is good


definitly time for a tea break

Cobbles II



blotted solvent print with blank block and masks

I’m not sure if you’d call this making progress or its just eliminating wrong turnings.¬† Read the rest of this entry »