12 May 2007





haemoglobin...
...this is what your haemoglobin is doing inside your body though i think some look a bit virus like. the other day i had a brainwave. my two brain cells for once started talking to each other and they came up with the idea of using other colours than black to print etching plates. so off i popped to the print-room and cracked on with some printing. these prints can be seen in the archives if you so wish from when i printed them in black. i cant believe i had never thought about using colour with these. normally its just different coloured paper. once the ball started rolling i thought, mmmm why not block out some of the print with something, a strip of newsprint and then viola, block some out with newsprint circles! so the above is what happened when my cells woke up and started connecting my spaghetti thoughts together. i am thinking i am happy enough with these to enter them into the live brief competition of which the brief is. eh? fingers crossed.



reading...

...these are some of the results of a screen-printing session i did this week. the original project was back in march sometime. i never made it to the screen-printing stage as i did hours upon hours of scraper-board work and as a result i had some kind of repetitive strain injury. i had a claw like hand, a very sore achy arm which felt like my muscles had been ripped apart and a bad neck and back. i returned to the work and made up several screen-printing options on the computer. aye i am using the computer but it will be a secret of some kind that i prefer using it now. wasn't too keen before. here are some prints, one of three options/ideas that i created which i printed onto different paper. the others were simple one layer prints and these are made up of two layers. i don't know if i like them that much as they are quite simple but then again they are effective and very striking i reckon. they would stand out if they were on a book stand and i think people would be drawn to them. i think i hinder myself at times by thinking things have to be complicated.