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Talking not Doing

Category: colour

Party of the 1st part: (1-13)

On Saturday I spent an angst free afternoon fiddling around with bits of paper and clip frames. There were few expectations and varied out comes Read the rest of this entry »

I know, I know

I know i’m holding a lot back, or in, or down. I can be honest with myself that far. Anything more than a furious back scribble takes planning and time. Giving me the opportunity to edit out any vulnerabilities.
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Upcycling – the road not travelled

One thing the laser cutter does really well is cut out what every lines you give it. That’s because its computer controlled, and so works as well as any tool that isn’t hand guided. Here a bunch of circles, ellipses and rectangles were drafted directly into the laser’s software and cut out. It is then possible to manipulate the resulting shapes as you like.

these shapes reassemble into a 28 x 32 cm rectangle

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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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Arte Postale – received 1/2

I have already received some of Morley students postcards. Many thanks to: Emma, Alison, Trista, Tony, Sue, Adam and Anna. Read the rest of this entry »

Mokuhanga

I did a short summer course at Morley. We learnt the basics of Japanese Woodcut Printing. ‘Kitchen garden Hedge’ is made up from three plates; blue yellow and red. Read the rest of this entry »

Arte Postale – to be sent

Every summer Morley Print department has a post card exchange. Here are some of the cards i’m sending. 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 »

Constraints and possibilites

This is my excuse and I’m sticking to it – the contents of this post has distracted me from posting regularly and keeping you all up to date with my activities.

Last summer i dropped into the mix a selection of abstract, colour field type images, without much explanation. The earliest images date back to around 2003-4 when I was still a college studying weaving. Since then they’ve been refined and pared down and reinterpreted and played around with. Sometimes I can think about them in terms of field, column* and strike, other times its – meh, or okay.

*Lately I’ve been thinking absence is a better term than column.

There’s an opportunity coming to investigate different etching techniques and I thought this subject would be appropriate. So I began to fill a new sketch book, all 120 pages, with new work. Read the rest of this entry »

Some kind of daisy

Here is the finished image that I started a few weeks ago. It takes a couple of weeks to print a relief print, as you have to wait for the ink to dry between applications of the new blocks. Here follows an explanation of my dubious technique for printing with foam shapes. Read the rest of this entry »