Belinda Curry_Artist in Residence Update
At the moment I am starting to further develop my prints. The next in the series of work on the ‘A1’ is the enlargement of a section (400%).
This was then treated as a collagraph relief, rolling prussian blue ink on 270gsm Dutch etching paper.
I then re-inked the same plate using a combination of prussian blue, sepia and white (with ezy wipe added). The raised surface was wiped back. The inked indented areas run through with the rough edge of a knife to produce striations and gently rubbed over to lift and blend the ink.
An issue that I came had forgotten about until it happened was ‘haloes’, appearing around the raised sections. I overcame this by filling in around the edges with glue to decrease the height difference across the plate and a slight increase in pressure. I could have also used thinner card in the initial creation of the plate. Another mishap arose when transporting the wet prints. The prints had slid around in the boot between the sheets of drying paper. These experimental pieces/flaws have been chopped for artist books, others incorporated into box making. These are still being developed at this stage and will be displayed at a later date.
One of these prints survived the trauma and has been framed. It is on display in the ‘Urban’ group exhibition at Sylvia Ditchburn Gallery in Ogden St, Townville. The exhibition will be there from 29th September until the 22nd October 2017.