Printing the City Part 2

Now that the sun is brighter I’ve been able to make some Cyanotype prints. Here’s one folded into a concertina which can also be assembled into a tower lock.

High Rise cyanotype
High Rise cyanotype
High Rise cyanotype

Printing on plaster

I’ve been learning how to print intaglio on plaster in my printmaking course at Leith School of Art. We’re still learning online but it’s not held us back!

This is a plaster diptych displayed in my studio together with a painting on found board.

Printing the City

I’ve been making collagraphs using card packaging as my plate, incising and peeling the card before inking it up for intaglio printing. The resultant print is then reassembled into a 3D object. I’ve added them to some previous lino print assemblies to make an imaginary city. This is all working towards my final project in my printmaking course.

Experiment in printmaking

I’ve been learning a few new printmaking methods on my course at Leith School of Art. Recent methods relate to working with simple tools and materials because the course is temporarily online until lockdown restrictions are eased.

This week we learned ‘kitchen litho’, a form of lithography using silver foil, wax crayons, Coca Cola, vegetable oil and oil paint. Here is an image of a plate and of two prints.

A kitchen litho plate
A kitchen litho plate
Print using kitchen litho
Print using kitchen litho
Print using kitchen litho
Print using kitchen litho

High Rise – a new artist book

High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30

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High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30
High Rise artist book, rubber stamping, monoprint and typing 10cm high x 18cm long closed £30

Inspired by High Rise by J G Ballard (1975), this book contains rubber stamping and monoprints of imaginary brutalist high rise buildings. The typed text is key words taken from the book, but breaks down and eventually collapses as does the life of the inhabitants of the fictional high rise.

A New Project for a New Year

I’m working on a new project, an installation. Here’s a sneak peak at one of the prints I’ve made as an experiment before tackling the final pieces. The working title is High Rise.