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Researching the chlorophyll printing process

As part of my solo show at Photofusion I organised a panel discussion with Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Brandei Estes, Head of the Department of Photographs at Sotheby’s. During this panel discussion […]

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Notes on the chlorophyll printing process

This blog will explain all my research on the chlorophyll printing process.
This process can be practice in 2 completely different manners.

Method 1: Bleaching
Method 2: Altering the photosynthesis

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A new year and new horizons …

Dear Blog, This is my first post of the New Year. It is now 8 months since I was awarded the A-N Professional Development Bursary where I have been using this blog to record the trials and tribulations with my research into […]

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Message in a bottle and boomerangs

I always have a strange feeling when writing a blog; whenever I post my experiences, feelings, results of tests, etc. I often feel that the only voice I hear back is my own! I think that writing blogs is like putting a […]

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Learning from Experience (again)!

Dear Blog, Since my last post, I have been working on a collaborative project for the design of some graphics to be applied to the windows of a new Visitor Centre. As is inevitably the case, the clients had an […]

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Successes, rejections and other failures

Dear Blog, it is now some time since my last post and lots has been happening since then: I have applied to submit my work in a London gallery – invited to submit some work, but then rejected at the second […]

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Back to TLCs – using ITO glass

Back to the future….. Since starting my research I have always relied on the effect of the sun as the major activator for the colour change in my TLCs. Of course, the amount of change depends on the weather conditions, time of […]

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Back to TLCs – using ITO glass

Back to the future….. Since starting my research I have always relied on the effect of the sun as the major activator for the colour change in my TLCs. Of course, the amount of change depends on the weather conditions, time of […]

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Having a break ….

Having got frustrated with a lack of progress with the TLCs this week I decided to switch my attention to another project hoping to finish it in time for the Summer Exhibition at the Devon Guild. Some time ago I […]

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PLAN B – Alternative lamination methods

In order to address the compatibility problems of the TLCs with the silicone, I have decided to try a different lamination process using EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate) film. Initially, I approached a commercial company to do some tests for me, but […]

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Initial tests using TLCs with glass

I started testing the use of TLCs with glass about 1 year ago and, at the beginning, it was essential to understand the properties and limitations the TLCs provided, to choose the ones that would have the most effect and […]

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TLCs – Some technical information and references

I strongly believe that behind a creative work there is always an emotional intention, even at a subconscious level, no matter how complex the technical process of fabrication will be. I started experimenting with using TLCs with glass about 1 […]

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‘The Technical Side of Things’

A tech aware but not tech savvy artists guide to building a website. ‘Just start it’ he says, ‘you can always change it – just get going’, ‘Come up with a bit of content then off we go’ , or […]

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Process, Process, Process

It was Tues 26th April 2016 (previously I had mistakenly remembered it to be May) and I met up with the lovely Morag Ballantyne in my studio at NN Contemporary Art. I have known Morag since 2009 (or was it 2008?), […]

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Set Design Short Course, Central St Martin’s

Back to the set design course at St Martin’s. This intensive week of study at the beginning of August was fabulous – from start to finish. I learnt so much – and I am still learning as I continue with the tasks […]

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Cello’s, Paper, Glass Roofs and Spleens

How can I forget! Before attending St Martin’s in August I visited Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. I took part in a wonderful workshop focusing on Art, Health and Wellbeing. When I visited, it was tightly packed during the life […]

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Throw only to an alert catcher

  A beach hut show-and-tell Red, blue and yellow beach huts – Dawlish Warren Promenade 11am – 5.00pm Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October Work in progress arising from a new collaboration between Megan Calver, Susie David and Gabrielle Hoad with […]

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It’s Been a While……..

It has been a while since I writing my last post. A life event happened in May which deserved my full attention and meant that everything other than day to day life had to be largely put on hold. Things […]

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‘Unstable Spaces’ Part Two

LIFE CYCLE WITHIN A SMALL BOX AND OTHER STORIES Back in. We were to devise our second solo performance. This time we had 25 minutes to explore, but the performance was to be kept to 3 minutes. We were to […]

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‘Unstable Spaces’ Part One

(9th April 2016) THIS TIME LAST WEEK A week ago on the 2nd April (and slightly longer once I have posted this blog post) I was in London at Arts Admin Toynbee Studios for a weekender workshop with artist Vlatka […]

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Emma Davies - Rehearsal 'Light Kills Darkness' NN Project Space 2015
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The Next Stage

A-N Professional Development Bursary – Diary and reflections of what I will be doing and have done. My career seems to be at a crucial juncture – I am ‘here’ but want to be ‘there’. I have achieved ‘this’ and now I want to achieve ‘that’: I want to move on to the Next Stage.

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