The first part of this project is to start experimenting with analogue printmaking techniques and build up my skills and confidence at the press.
I’ve spent the summer trying a number of techniques including etching and aquatint and exploring the possibilities of transfer printing by taking textures directly from particular surfaces and applying them to a zinc plate.
I’m producing a series of prints exploring the topography of potholes and road surface cracks, building on my research focussed on landscape surfaces and the relationship between the micro & macroscopic characteristics.
Using my last set of prints as a departure point ‘Landscape | Object’, I’ve been working on two zinc plates and creating different levels and surfaces to create a 3 dimensional image within a 2 dimensional plane. I will be using blind emboss as well as inked plates as part of this technique.