Tuesday, 24 October 2017
That time of year
Another year flashing by & I realise that I have not posted anything here since February 2016. Winter is slowly creeping up and I have at last got back to printing. The kick-start to printing was a 2-week artist residency in Norfolk with no computer, car, or internet access. Just me and a small Furnival etching press in a peaceful spot with a 45 minute walk to the nearest bus stop. I decided that collecting objects (leaves, plants, rubbish, abandoned stuff, flotsam & jetsam from the coast etc.) would provide my printing matter. This print was made using a piece of 'found' wood from Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire and the tree element is a piece of 'something' (not sure what material it is) found on a Norfolk walk with added branches cut from card and printed over the initial wood printing. I like the way the different wood textures describe their own tree forms. I have blind embossed metal letterpress (not easily visible here) onto the bottom of the print: That time of year. Print currently part of 'Out of the Woods' exhibition by members of the Gloucestershire Printmaking Cooperative at Westonbirt Arboretum.