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Maps VI

And what have we learnt this week?

That materials change when you use them and if you want to have everything nice and registered you need to make a master former and keep everything the same ‘age’…

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Maps V

For this last post of this half term here’s a summary of work so far. As well as the two plate prints for the index sheets I’ve also been varying the colour on the main plate.

In addition I’ve also started working on the first sheet of the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Map IV

This week I’m slightly more on message than previous. I created a second plate for the Index sheet i.e. reifying the space between. It had mixed success. This post also contains a bit of house keeping for the overall project. Read the rest of this entry »

Maps III

This weeks post is centred around origami as a means to representing images in more than two dimensions. here are two examples of printed tissue that have been folded so that they stand off the surface.

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On the left is a rectangle that has been folded in knife pleats in two directions from one corner. you’ll see better examples of the fold down the page. On the right the same paper has been folded on the diagonal into v pleats.

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Maps II

I’ve been really busy this week, but I’m not sure how much I have to show for it. I’ve printed the first proofs of the three A2 plates I posted about last week, but mainly I’ve been diving in to origami. And that has been causing me to reconsider the J11D project. Images and things are probably going to be a bit thin on the ground until the end of term as all this work is large and requires an A1 folio to cart it about; something London’s public transport isn’t very keen on. Read the rest of this entry »

Map making I

This  second half of the summer term is going to be devoted to my on going star chart project that I reviewed over easter.

It’s taken me all this time to go out and buy some more Button Polish to seal the plates. Read the rest of this entry »

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 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 »