Sunday, 27 November 2011

Print in Translation

The monotype workshop has encouraged me to spend a couple of experimental days in the print room. Would the marks achieved in one print medium translate into another?

Monotype gestural mark making

Etched gestural mark making

This etching was the exciting result of dragging the resist across the plate and then observing some of the monotype marks in aquatint. The mark making in the etching is a little tighter, but the length has made the gesture more emphatic. I'm very pleased with the scored lines in the principle mark, but this technique will need to be used wisely in the future:

Other people in the print room saw waves and plowed fields in the resulting image. For me it was the feeling of my hair getting snagged on a branch!

1 comment:

Sue Brown said...

I can see what you mean, this way of working is an interesting departure, I look forward to seeing more. XX