Myself and fellow printmaker have started an exciting new project which looks at ways a print can be created through one instant moment or sudden impact and still speaks volumes about print in contemporary culture. The first set of prints look at the impact of shotgun blasts on shuttering ply, The work is created by a combination of relief and intaglio methods and uses bright playful colours, to convey an abstract woodcut that resembles flags in their iconic simplicity. The prints are treated more like paintings and each print is a one off.
Ok so I have now added some of the work I have been making at spike studio for the first part of my bursary. I have been developing my practice using wood cut reduction and multi block reduction relief work. I am pleased with the results so far and I’m now taking the combined multi block reduction method into development. I have prepared a block with interchangeable sections and have also started experimenting with found objects and blocks working towards a less contained more free form of relief printing. So far it’s been ace to work at Spike Print studio and the facilities, staff and members there are really great! You can click the picture to see the rest of the new work or go to the relief printing tab.