Month: July 2016

Primitive Print III

(UWE Bristol July  26th & 27th 2016)

here are some pictures from earlier in the week of
this wonderful two-day course with Stephen Fowler

1.B.AshtonGoodPic

 

√PrimitivJournalCover

 

 

  √WavyBluePrint

we set off from Bower Ashton
on foot with bike & trolley
fossicking & foraging
for found primitive print possibilities,
inspirations and opportunities

2.TheGangSetOff
such as. . .
2a.FoundPieces

(due to ongoing technical issues this post is coming to you slowly over a long time – hoping it all arrives)
some more found foraging inspiration
3.Row of foundimages√
then our tribe – Angela, Ben, Stephen, Ruth & me (behind camera) – make a pitstop, time to look up!
4.PrimitivTribe_edited-1

some of the things we collected along the way

√5.ForagedThings.._edited-1
then we arrive at our destination – M Shed – where we are welcomed into the Industrial & Maritime History Department
and are surrounded by many wonderful historic artefacts such as this 1950s Douglas Dragonfly…

6b.DouglasDragonfly1950s
much inspiration at every turn
6a.SeeingThings@M Shed_edited-1

6aa.PlayersLithoStone

some books we used for research and inspiration:
the 1978 collection of stamps Rubber
8.RubberCover

and yes, (below) this is a Gaglione!
9.Gaglione

10.Cees de Roy_edited-1

11.PeterBelowassembling our foraged print possibilities
√5.ForagedThings.._edited-1

next, we glue chosen objects to foam backing so when printing there is ‘give’
√6.FoundThenFoamBackedSTuff√
11a.BeyondBasicsBook

we go out to lunch….
√6c.Ruth&Stephen@Lunch
next we attach the foam backed object to wood
√7.WoodBackedAftFoam

shellac is applied to the plant form to protect
& strengthen it for a print run
√ShellacedSeedHeadOnWood
and a print of this
7c.SeedHead&Backgrd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lovely barge & bike stamp prints, by Ben
√Ben'sBarge_edited-1   Ben'sBikePrint

print experiments from my journal
√PrintsInPrimitivJournal
exploring . . .
√13.Spiral+PrintsBook

an outstanding stamp print – by Stephen – inspired by that litho stone
Stephen'sOutstandingRubbStmpPrint

one of my digihand experiments
12.FeatherPrint+appFX copy

and finally, weary though happy, this local graffiti seemed rather apt

Tired graffiti

 

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