I'm totally blown away by the lino prints that Alison has produced for this project. It's been really great to share ideas and images and the project as a whole has kept me stimulated to produce work. There have been some insights too into my own work and my ways of working. I enjoy working with natural media but my real passion is to take the natural media into the digital world and play with it there.I seem to be increasingly exploring the dark side.
This is a gum arabic version of Short's cottage. The cottage is a derelict building next to my mother in laws house in County Tipperary. I think this version of the image has the beginings of a narrative that might be worth further exploration?
Don and I got together yesterday and have exchanged prints, and taken away ideas to work on the second part of the project – the response prints to each others work.
Bearing in mind that Ireland is a state of mind rather than a place?
These are the latest images from my current work. They fit together to form one long image.
Things have continued to move forward today. After my last printing session when I struggled to see how things were going to fit together. Today after much thinking and less doing, 'the penny dropped' and the image is working much better. I now have a few final changes to some of the lino cuts, and then I need to decide what to use as the background. I have done some screenprint today, and I am considering working on brown paper, or overprinting with monoprints or gum arabic images. will work with Don tomorrow to exchange images and set to work on the response prints to each others work.