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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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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 »

Thoughts about projects and last day of term fun. (The pix)

 

A long time coming…

I finally managed to print two of the origami pieces that I started in the autumn and covered in Al tape at new year. They were printed black with a touch of blue. The second print has more layers and the ink didn’t pick up quite as well as it should.

MER

Big plate – work in progress

As dry point is a quick process part of this half term was to make a series of related prints. Lat summer I managed ‘to contemplate a tangled bank’*, but this time I haven’t managed anything as comprehensive.

The plates have got bigger, and more self involved. Read the rest of this entry »

Recycling

You might recognise the plate used in this post from last year. Although it’s been moved on from there a little bit. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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 »

Two colours – b/r

Here are some of the Blue/red prints with two colours on them. I finally got to try out some disrupted grounds (which will be plates 9 – 12). So I’ll try to explain how that one works when we get to it. Read the rest of this entry »

Blue proofs

I could write lots more about these plates and processes, but not right now.

MER