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Post-Muckiness….

8 May

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Just spent a happy couple of hours at the fabulous Wingtip Press in Boise, Idaho, proof printing some little Lino blocks I cut from drawings of Snake River petroglyphs.

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Here are the blocks inked and raring to go onto the press. It is their destiny.

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And here is my little set of four petroglyphs…….

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I used a water-based ink for the first time, Akua intaglio carbon black and I’m very impressed with the result and the ease of inking and cleaning, so I’m going to track some down when I get back to Blighty.

This artist residency has been supported by Wales Arts International and Arts Council Wales.

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Mucky Time!

8 May

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Another very hot day in Boise, Idaho and I spent the morning with Amy and Arun at Wingtip Press, setting up a simple exhibition of the work done by our collaborative group of seven artists. I’m really pleased with it and we’re going to continue our collaboration when I come home and expand the group to include some other artists based at Swansea Print Workshop.

I wanted to do a trio of monotypes based on anatomical drawings I had done from skulls. The monotype process I use produces one full-colour and 1 ‘ghost’ print per plate. Here are my three skulls, two full colour and one ghost. I don’t normally work so small, it’s about A4 size and I normally work to A2 or A1 so it’s been good to have a bit of a challenge.

Now – some block printing for the rest of the afternoon. Time to get mucky!

This residency was partly funded by Wales Arts International and Arts Council Wales.

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Making Cuts

8 May

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Today in Boise, Idaho, I spent a very pleasant morning with Gale who blogs most excellently as Paperstew, then I gave an artist talk to some lovely printmaking students at Boise State University then spent some time at Wingtip Press, cutting some Lino blocks based on my recent drawings of petroglyphs carved into boulders at Snake River. I will proof print them tomorrow. Now I’m going to chill out and read and watch the very good public service television channel. Good night 🙂

This artist residency was partly sponsored by Wales Arts International and the Arts Council Wales.

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