Heavy Embossing

3 Jul

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My little scraps of a collagraph print that didn’t work out are proving to be a good base for my imaginary sketches of ancient standing stones. The print is heavily embossed and I am working with the underlying texture as I’m drawing, which influences the image and takes me a bit further into abstraction and out of my comfort zone, which is a good thing.


I have been travelling across South Wales with Rhondda-born archaeologist Dewi Bowen and Swansea film maker Melvyn Williams, accompanied by my portable drawing board, portfolio of Fabriano paper and a bag full of assorted artist’s materials.  Dewi is researching his latest book on Neolithic monuments and Melvyn is making a documentary film of our literary and artistic adventures. We are following the legendary trail of the boar hunt, y Twrch Trwyth from the Mabinogion, recording the Bronze Age ancestral stones that those ancient hunters would have encountered. This work will be in my first solo show at The Workers Gallery in Ynyshir in September which will feature the drawings done out in the field, etchings and linocut prints, thumbnail and intuitive drawings.

If you want to see some of my other artworks, please click here.



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