The Antique Columbian

7 Aug

I’ve been working on a new series of linocut (well, vinyl) prints for an exhibition coming up at Oriel Ceri Richards later this month, a group exhibition with the 15 Hundred Lives art collective. Each print will be in 2 colours on white, using Japanese Hosho paper and Intaglio Printmakers relief inks.

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I printed the last of the 12 blocks today with the first colour, a mid grey, down at Swansea Print Workshop.

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Next, I’ll cut away the grey areas and print the second colour, black. That’ll have to wait until tomorrow.


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I am using the antique Victorian Colombian Press and I’ll be printing each in editions of 15. I love working with such old machinery. The Victorians didn’t stint on the decoration, it’s beautiful as well as functional. It’s also idiosyncratic and a bit fickle to use, but so would I be if I were that old 🙂

2 Responses to “The Antique Columbian”

  1. notes to the milkman August 9, 2015 at 19:53 #

    Is this based on the Berlin memorial?

    • Rosie Scribblah August 9, 2015 at 21:43 #

      Yes, the whole body of work has been inspired by a visit to Berlin in the snow 🙂

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