Art, Identity & Place

How wild places, deep time and archaeology inform my contemporary art process


Etchings plus Collage continued (about the “golden spike”)

Variations

I was playing around with some of the proofs from the first version and tried a vertical composition format with the addition of the printed mask also from the first edition. Staples, graphite, charcoal and pastel amplified the image as a mixed media.

First Version

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Second Variable edition

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Etchings plus Collage ( about the “golden spike”)

Technique

The slide show images, a variable edition of intaglio and chine colle, derive from the image below titled Search for the “Golden Spike”. The technique included masking out a section of the image when I inked and printed the second layer of the composition. The blank masked area received the ink from the etched surface in the second printing but was excess to requirement when printing the first etching. Later these ‘leftovers’ often combine with the first print as a way to create and develop further aspects of the composition. I did several mixing three colours and versions of the first image in different ways.

Ideas for first variable edition

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Original etched image

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Original oil painting

Titled Maria Located the Golden Spike, 2013, 54x72 cm, oil on gessoed paper

Maria Located the Golden Spike


First Anglesea Art House Printmakers’ Exhibition

The slideshow presentation of the first group exhibition of the printmakers who work, study and experiment with tutor Lee Powell at the Anglesea Art House.

Apologies for some of my photography but the different techniques are clearly visible. In due course I would like to feature the work of the artists separately where we can explore the different ways of printing and how they augment the ideas behind them.

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