Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Off The Kerb - Group Exhibition

Artwork on Invitation by Betty Musgrove

Printmaking Pals

Here are some images of work by a couple of friends in my class.

Nina Magee...
Reduction Lino

Screen Prints

See more @ Nina's Website

Lauren Jaye Carter....
Reduction Lino

I didn't get a chance to take a photo of Lauren's screen prints but hopefully I will on Friday. Will be sure to put them up here then.

Ps. I'm secretly hoping we trade some of our prints with each other....

Even in my sleep I think of you...

Yesterday we set up for assessment. I knew it would take me a while to set up all my work but didn't think I'd be in the studio doing it for 10 hours! There were however, a couple of much needed coffee breaks crammed into that 10 hour timeframe.
Unfortunately for me, some of my works involved assembling, and that is where most of my time was allocated. One piece of work (below) was particularly frustrating and took nearly all day to resolve how it would be displayed. I had to walk away from it several times just to maintain my sanity and of course it was the piece that I thought would take minimal time to assemble.
I woke up at 4 this morning, worried that my work had fallen off the wall! I don't have access to the area for another 3 days, so I guess I'll just cross my fingers until then...

Here is a photo of my desk area, set up for assessment with my other works. Works that didn't cause as much distress as the green bags above.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Quote of the Day

'We are all so complicated, and then we die. We are a subject one day, with our vanities, our loves, our worries, and then one day, abruptly, we become nothing but an object, an absolutely disgusting pile of shit. We pass very quickly from one stage to the next. It's very bizarre. It will happen to all of us, and fairly soon too. We become an object you can handle like a stone, but a stone that was someone'.
- Christian Boltanski

Reduction Lino - Final Layer

The final layer was completed at 12.30am...

The block, just before I inked it up for the final layer.

The final image! It's a bit hard to see but I'm really happy with the results.

I really like how my experimental prints turned out. I love the crazy colours! I'm now wishing I'd printed some more colour variations... I'll remember for next time.

And we're done. Tomorrow I set up for marking.

Reduction Lino - Eighth Layer

Reduction Lino - Seventh layer

The first layer where I get to print over my whole image! Gone are the days of bricks!
This was the layer that that reminded me why I love printmaking so much. This is the moment when, just as you finish cutting and are about to ink up, you question if the 20-ish hours spent chipping away at the lino will actually prove worthwhile. I can't describe the relief (no pun intended) when this layer turned out just as I'd hoped it would!

This is my tree...

This is a close up of what my block looked like before I printed.

One of my experimental prints..

Friday, June 10, 2011

Reduction Lino - Sixth layer

Next layer, tree!

Reduction Lino - Fifth layer

Reduction Lino - Fourth Layer

This is what my lino block looks like at the moment.

And the printed version...

Some detail of the bricks. Very important considering the bricks and the leaves on the tree are the only things actually progressing right now.


I'm starting to get a bit bored with bricks and leaves. Can't wait for the day I get to print the actual tree!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Reduction Lino - Third Layer

Before I can do anything exciting with the whole image I have to finish printing the the bricks and the leaves in the tree. It's good to know I'm getting them out of the way but it also feels like I'm hardly progressing at all!
Unfortunately my photos aren't great. My camera has scratches on the lens, so each image weird spots on it.. You get the idea though... Ignore spots.