Pollution And The Seagull

28 Jul


gull 2

I spent the morning at Swansea Print Workshop – we are doing a very limited re-opening now that the Covid19 restrictions are relaxing. I want to finish an edition of screenprints I made from a drawing of a stuffed seagull back last Autumn. I printed a load of seagulls on newsprint while I was getting the strength of the ink right so I used a couple of these today to try out different backgrounds. I’m thinking of making a photoscreen from fruit nets to create the background. There’s so much rubbish in the environment, loads of plastic pollution, so I’m going to use some with the seagull. I’m not necessarily going to use these colours but at the moment I’m trying to get the composition right.


8 Responses to “Pollution And The Seagull”

  1. paperstew July 30, 2020 at 01:32 #

    I love the netting. Such an appropriate choice for the gulls.
    Empty fish and chip wrappers would be great too 🤣

    • Rosie Scribblah July 31, 2020 at 09:51 #

      hahaha yes, they’re cheeky blighters, but around here they prefer MacDonalds 😀 They snatch them out of people’s hands. It’s so funny.

  2. Alli Farkas July 29, 2020 at 18:04 #

    I like the fruit net idea. Nice texture even if the viewer doesn’t get the beach trash plastic pollution connection right away.

    • Rosie Scribblah July 31, 2020 at 09:52 #

      Yes, I think it is the most effective in the design. The seagulls around here are no longer beach dwellers. They’re city slickers. They feast off human food waste and steal fast food from people’s hands. Hardly ever see them on the beach nowadays 😀

  3. Leonie Andrews July 29, 2020 at 05:43 #

    I quite like the green (not that that’s either here nor there) the patterning is very strong.

  4. J Kozmyk Taylor July 28, 2020 at 20:52 #

    I have to laugh. For months I was clicking LIKE on the emails and coming here; not realising that I had to click LIKE here too … Doh !!

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