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Talking not Doing

Category: Spring Green


Here’s the third state which I started editioning. I’ve learnt not be too greedy and try and print too many at a time, because you will start making mistakes.


I’ve added more tone and detail.


A little detail


thanks for patiently waiting


An Entangled Bank

Here are the first and second states of ‘an entangled bank”. Read the rest of this entry »

Growth and Form

A couple of ideas have come together to make this project something special.

Firstly, I was thinking about Spring and Green and remembered the phrase from the very end of ‘The origin of species’, by C. Darwin.

It is interesting to contemplate tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth,

And then I was looking through some books on Bookbinding and came across something called a meander book, where you make a little book by cutting into one sheet of paper and then folding it up. The spreads of the book occupy different parts of the single page.

Putting these two ideas together would give me a series of related images where I could explore the ecology of darwin bank. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Green – preliminary work

So I had the first idea for a suite of plates: Green ink and plants. But what kind of plants and what kind of drawing? Here are some prints investigating the tools of dry point and the subject matter. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Green – An idea

The next six weeks of Morley college are – making a suite of dry point prints. And it’s time to be getting back to some representational drawing so i’ve been casting around for some inspiration. Read the rest of this entry »