This is a new collaborative piece by Tracey Sweeney and Don Braisby. We have decided that Tracey provides the urban edge and I provide the rural idyl to our images.
As Tracey lives in Stockholm and I live in North Wales we mostly communicate via e-mail. The Mac mobile me program is a really useful way to share images. Although this image is made up of an aluminium saline sulphate etch from me and a collograph from Tracey.
Exhibition Slide Show
Exhibition slide show
Pamela brought some Bluestone which is the agricultural form of copper sulphate to Cill Railaig. We mixed the copper sulphate with an equal amount of table salt (1K of each and about 8L of water). The saline sulphate mix is a much less toxic mordant than those traditionally use. It meant that we could make etched plates even in the isolated environment of Cill Railaig.