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Art and Destruction

I am a final year fine art student working across multiple disciplines to explore the concept of destruction within art.

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Project start – June 2017

This blog begins with a 6 month research and development project focussed on developing skills, technical ability and confidence in printmaking and creative digital manufacturing techniques. I’ve been awarded an a-n professional development bursary to access technical support, training, and […]

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Not just about work

It’s not always about work ….. Yesterday was about enjoying a BBQ in the fierce afternoon sun as a farewell party for one of the studio holders … But today it was back to work in the studio, trying out […]

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Until Next Time

Sadly my time in the printmaking workshops at the University of Brighton has come to an end for now but I hope that more options for later in the year may line up elsewhere. It has been a great opportunity […]

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Blue

Blue has always eluded artists.  Lapis Lazuli was one of the first blues available for use after huge processing.  But not a ‘native’ rock to the UK.  In fact, there is very little blue available in the UK for pigment.  […]

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Settling into life at La Ceiba Gráfica

Week One at La Ceiba Gráfica has been about gathering equipment and materials to begin setting up my temporary screen print studio. And as I have been given a space on the beautiful new mezzanine overlooking the new ‘Taller de […]

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Printmaking studios in Mexico City

Thanks for friends and tutors putting me in touch with some great people and everyone I meet generously offering further contacts, I’ve been lucky to visit ad meet printers from various walks of life. Starting with La Buena Estrella, an […]

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Mexico in colour

One of those serendipitous moments while I was waiting to hear about possible dates for making a trip to learning about natural dyes and pigments here in Mexico, I’m just collecting my bag after going to an excellently curated show […]

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Growing flowers in the mud of ideas

So part of this project is gathering ideas from far away and exotic lands, but much of it is also about using what you have in a sustainable way that’s good for the planet… or better at least. So before […]

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A place in the mud

Part of the thinking about using natural pigments in my work is about being consciously aware of where they are from, geographically, how they are formed, placing them in relation to myself and in relation to the visual content of my […]

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Simulacrum the Sequel progress

Still working on the project long after the residency ends.  The Simalcrum has new variations and formats and also Reportage has been morphed into alternative formats, both using cutting and collage. I have returned to painting recently overlapping projects, and […]

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oops

Well I thought I was getting on really well and went from this … …to this I spent hours this afternoon trying to get this right and ended up scraping away a lot of the paper. Funnily enough I rather […]

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Degree shows and Pink Spread-ing

It was great to visit the BA Printmaking degree shows at Brighton recently and see some of the work made by students who I’ve had the privilege to work with at times during the past three years. The shows were […]

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The Replicators

I should definitely do more blogging. I find it hard to keep it up sometimes when I’m busy, but when I do get into the routine of doing it regularly, I find it really invaluable to be able to pop […]

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Residency closing

Well not much left to do on this project as the last day of the residency has passed.  Just a bit more blogging and finishing of some pieces in the Devices and Reportage series.  I can work on them at […]

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acrylic ink for  water -based screen printing
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Sustainable Printmaking at home and abroad

Recording a foray into experiments with alternative plant-based materials for screen printing and DIY studio set-ups, whilst seeking inspiration from ancient civilisations and our contemporary Mexican printmaking counterparts.

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Monoprint on newspaper

First a big thank you to a-n for featuring this blog in the May digest/e-alert and to those who haven’t seen it yet, the May digest has a link to a pre-election advocacy toolkit to help artists continue to make the […]

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The first phone call

The first step in this project was to discuss (via the phone) dates that Lee could come to Stiwdio Maelor and the date I could go to London, what equipment we will need and some suggestions of the sort of […]

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From Stone to Seed

I had a few moments of doubt and distraction this week. I was thinking about what my next print should be. My mind began to wander to all the loose ends and unresolved works I’ve made over the years and […]

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