Trying Things Out: 2

28 Jan
Making a Mari Lwyd Collage

I’m developing some collage kits for the arts project I’m working on in the Waun Wen area of the city. I’ve been doing a lot of kit making over the past couple of years, since the pandemic lockdown began, because it’s been difficult to bring people together to do arty stuff, and I really like it. I think it should continue after the pandemic ends because not everyone can come along to classes and groups.

I started with a digital Mair Lwyd image I made, as a guide, drew it roughly onto paper and then ripped up my collage papers, grabbed a Pritt stick and got sticking. The collage papers are made up of graphite rubbings of manhole covers and other textures around the area (Koh-i-noor graphite onto Ho-sho paper) and cyanotypes (sunprints) made with local plants. Got a bit more to do over the weekend to finish it…

Part of the Home and Hinterland community arts project in partnership with Swansea University’s Taliesin Arts Centre.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

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