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Cobbles V

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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.

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Cobbles II

 

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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 »

Cobbles I

A couple of weeks ago I was waffling on about my summer printing plans, and here we are. Over the easter Break I made a couple of plates and launched back into term with some experimentation. Some more successful than others. Read the rest of this entry »

Upcycling – part 3

In the third week of the class I finally got the size of block I had asked for week one. because I couldn’t soak the blocks before class I only got an afternoons worth of printing done. The work produced therefore is a bit of everything from the last two weeks of the course. Read the rest of this entry »

Upcycling – Part 2

The plot thickens. Or maybe it’s just the overall level of confusion and wilful ignorance.

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Upcycling – Part 1

Knocking around the print studio at Morley college for the last year has been a big red box. It’s actually a laser cutter and one the staff have been reluctant to let the students play with – what with the fire risk and blinding hazard and all.

Over  the first three weeks of December, the department have run a short course of relief printing with an exploration of the laser cutter’s capacity at the heart of it. Read the rest of this entry »

Signaling from mars

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oragne?/orange… and that’s a little book of Fabriano paper, the one thing in this project that isn’t orange 

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Dry Point Plus

Here are some prints that didn’t get printed last term. We moved on to new techniques and these got left behind. I’m sure you can see the relation to  previously posted prints. Read the rest of this entry »