This week was quiet in the print room as it seems tutorials were happening all round, and also road closures due to weather delaying students. But there was some activity, and one student was interested in my work and talked for a while before moving on to see the technician about her printmaking requirements.
I thought in this blog I would include a sketchbook reference, as I have been working through a sketchbook during the residency. Ideas keep coming but during this residency it seems that this has accelerated considerably. I now have several secondary print series on the go. The main series now has a screen print only version with a slight change in emphasis these are stand alone pieces, rather than the main collage series which is to be essentially an installation. I also have begun development of a ‘Devices’ series and a combination set which takes on other ideas relating to my older Tracing the Everyday ideas. I spent much of this week organising and making preparations for the new and main series to be printed next week. I will also start a series called ‘Reportage’ that works exclusively with transparent veils, as in the sketchbook pages images here. The mock up works and the reporters notebook page stencil prints effectively in the combination print pictured here with the yellow patch. More later and the Simulacrum print series will be even larger by next week. It seems to me that residencies effectively push your work on, I should have done this years ago, well if I could have spent less time teaching fulltime.