Thursday, 3 June 2021

If printmaking papers were fictional characters...

...what would they look like? 
 
 
  A non-printmaker friend thought that the name Fabriano Rosaspina Bianco sounded more like a fictional character than a type of printmaking paper and so there was only one sensible thing to do after this conversation.  I went on to create a small cast of characters based on the names of some well-known papers found in many printrooms.  This was a fun exercise in using Photoshop a little bit more and also in hurrying on the time until we can properly return to the print studios! 

The Fabriano Rosaspinas
These papers handle all kinds of inks beautifully. They make a great impression, but can split under too much pressure


 
Plike
The indestructible new kid. Plike is strong stuff and can handle screenprinting, lasercutting, folding, spilt liquids and (miraculously) does not tear too easily. Just what is this paper made of?


Zerkall
Handles detail beautifully...
 
 
Somerset Silk, Satin and Velvet
These papers are a mystery to me, mainly because I hardly use them...
 

 


Hahnemuhle
 She brings out the colour and the clarity in your aquatinted intaglio prints like no other paper can. Just what is her secret?
 

 





Wednesday, 5 May 2021

New video of Nylmah

I created the short video below of my artists' book Nylmah after making the Lockdown Home Show in March this year.  Nylmah is the first artists' book whose story I devised myself, so its tale and themes feel quite special to me.

Below is the video and I hope you enjoy!  Comments or any feedback always welcome.


Youtube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDIo0Dz0goY


Friday, 26 March 2021

Lockdown Home Show

After a difficult year of events being cancelled and places being closed, I decided to create a temporary exhibition space at home and share it online.

Seeing as there won't be any galleries open or art fairs happening for a long time yet, I thought that making and sharing something like this would be the next best thing and would make for an interesting alternative.

Much of the work will be familiar to those of you who've been following my work for a while, but there are a couple of unseen works in progress too!

The final result was a 10 minute video and can be accessed below and at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC7g8-R_syU

 


I hope you enjoy the short video! 

Any comments or feedback in general is welcome.