As you will be aware the project is coming to an end very shortly. We will be meeting on Monday morning (30th March) at 10.30 in the Memorial Gallery at Yale College to discuss the project and view examples of one another’s work. Please let me know if you are able to attend.
I've been working on my response to Janes work. I wanted it to have the sharp line that my paper stenciled screenprints allow but to also include delicate mark making like Jane’s.
I've completed the screenprinted part but as yet I'm not sure how I'm going to approach the other part. I like the print how it is and am worried about changing it now.
Scot and I have both been working hard on our core work and our print elective for our degrees. Scot has been looking at litter and stains and this is juxtaposed with my work, which is about crossing the River Mersey at the start of my childhood holidays in North Wales. This merging of ideas highlights the idea of going on holidays in the countryside with the reality of city grime.After Scot and I had combined our images via email using Photoshop, we decide that we should use a combination of both our ways of working. My image I transferred to silkscreen whilst Scot had made an etching plate. Our problems began when Scot showed me his etching plate. What had appeared to be a large image on the screen was in fact about 4 x 6 inches (100 x 150cm) in actual size. So the obvious solution was to make a Photo-polymer etching plate.
I have inked up the plate using black intaglio ink and printed onto damp cartridge paper. The contrast between the two images was not great enough with the first image I printed. On the next print I left more ink on the ‘clean’ areas. This was more successful, and the third attempt was even better. However the print is a little disappointing because of its lack of depth and I hope to experiment by using some colour on the next print.
In response to Pam's 'St Kevin' and to Seamus Heaney's 'St Kevin and the Blackbird'…..looking at releasing the saint from his cell into the panoptic world.
The lower two prints are also related to freedom and surveillance.
Have caught up with Patricia this week and we have exchanged our thoughts on the monoprint/screenprint we are both working on. So far the prints have a sense of quiet woodland place about them. They have an organic atmosphere with the shapes and shadows within. Looking forward to the next layer of colour going on. We messed up a bit over the sizing. I thought my monoprint was the same size as Patricia's screen, but her image is smaller. This is making it more interesting and Patricia is going to move her layers around to make it more ambiguous.