Monday, 22 November 2010

Screen Prints

Some screen prints I've been working on based on drawings I made of the shadows cast on the hills behind the university print room by the sun and clouds. They are a work in progress, working on bringing layers into my work. I feel like these could be an element in a series of images rather than the final product.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

5am Drawings

Some drawings from a last week's short bout of insomnia. At least I got to do some drawing. In fact, I finished a sketch book. I was drawing from an old photo by Weegee published in June's Smithsonian Magazine which has a lot of interesting figures in it. I'm not sure what I will do with these drawing yet. The eagle drawing is a new drawing of an old image.

Saturday, 17 April 2010


Also, I've been helping out in the print room in UAA (University of Alaska Anchorage). The Tutor there has been really very generous and allows me use of the facilities in return for a very small amount of work - testing products, preparing stuff for lessons and making samples of techniques for students, as well as answering the odd question. It has the added benefit of putting me under a small amount of pressure to create prints and drawings of my own.

And the last one

New drawings and prints

I've been a bit lax on always, but I've been trying to keep working and this is what I've come up with lately. It is very early days but I am trying to work on more landscape based forms in an effort to create a context for some of my more abstract forms. However, these have also become a little more abstract than I would have liked. Perhaps I don't want to commit to anything too figurative. I'll keep working on it though. So here are some drawings and (mostly) corresponding etching/aquatint/dry points.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Michele Burgess

I saw Michele Burgess's work in a printmaking book in the studio the other day. I was particularly interested in a collaborative book she was involved in A Woman Hit by Meteor. They are large scale etchings of seemingly abstract forms, but the sense of light and slow motion she captures are, I think, what draws me to them. I think she might just have managed to spur me out of the current creative block I've been experiencing.