Category: Process

15 Jan

Experiments with Block Printing Layers

I’ve continued with my experiments in learning how to carve and print rubber blocks. Last week I carved two more and used them to test out a few new inks purchased after my initial work in the studio, along with a metal inking plate. What a difference it makes to use it, and have more […]

05 Jan

Experiments with Block Printing

I’ve been slowly working out how to tackle the idea of creating custom printed paper to use in my cut paper work going forward. I don’t have the facilities available in my home studio to do screen printing because it’s messy, needs space to print and dry, and plenty of water to wash screens. I’ve […]

13 Oct

Work In Progress: Repetition and Pattern in Blue

For one of the recent proposals I started roughing out an idea for an installation inspired by this classic Japanese textile pattern of repeating scalloped shapes. The version I started with looks dramatically different than the rest of the work in progress I am sharing here, but it was a rough prototype. I chose five […]

24 Sep

Work In Progress With Envelope Paper

I’ve been focused on writing proposals rather than producing work over the last few weeks, but an opportunity that came up last minute with a short deadline led me to some very productive studio time this week. I needed to create a piece using recycled materials, which is something I used to do more with […]

11 Sep

Work in Progress: My Third Tyvek Scroll Completed

I ended the summer by finishing work on the third tyvek scroll. In the photos shared at the beginning of August I’d completed the larger design elements and the next stage was to do freeform cutting over the entire length of the piece. I chose to work on the floor for this part because I […]

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