Residency continues and Devices 2 print run is now complete. Also other pieces are either further developed or complete. Some examples are pictured here along with the layout print part finished for Devices 2, it is still wet so I will scan it next time. Reportage 4 or 5, oh dear I have lost count, is pictured as well. The landscape format is very different to the portrait format that I have been using mostly just lately. Devices 3 is planned but not started yet.
Student interactions this week. Zani was in again doing a multitude of pieces, including more large canvas print my for his exhibition in September. Sian came in with tutor Vicky to look at progress with crystals she has been making. All chemical stuff and over my head I am afraid, though I was intrigued when she came in taking about it last week, and now the results are amazing. Jen was I the print room again today. She went through her new prints with me discussing her ideas. Very strong I thought, and when questioned openly about issues and significations, she explained very clearly how the methods worked appropriately and said why. Nice interacting with students working at this level, made sense and; I learned something about printmaking too. I questioned how she combined certain techniques as I also wanted to know for myself. She used netting/fabrics pretty much as I had been preparing for my Wednesday evening print class, but Jen had found a fine weave which printed really well. I think I might widen my search for texture making materials. Also although I had been doing a lot of testing of print technique combinations, I had not realised that an etching could be re-soaked and reprinted with etching type methods. Thanks Jen for the tip.
A very good day today.