When looking for inspiration I head to the uni library. In this case I am working in the print studio so I took out a pile of books on print, contemporary and historical. I make a note of what work jumps out at me and what it is about these pieces that I like so much. When I took a step back to view the works I had picked out I realised they all had similarities. Many of the works are layered with combinations of drawings, photography and different methods of printmaking. This has given the works a very textured look which I admire.
Beautiful layering of images with different transparency and parts of the image removed producing a lovely texture.
A woodcut with a grainy textured effect juxtapositioned by the block silhouettes.
Lovely, textured layered effect including line drawings much like prints i have previously produced.
An etching that uses the fuzzy shapes of humans and creates a kind of forest effect.
A beautiful embossing, its the simplicity I love about this piece, cream on cream, creates a very soft texture.
A classic lithograph which combines line drawings with block images to create a kinetic piece.
Another 20th century lithograph that combines block colours with a more textured, chalky effect. I like the use of geometric shapes in this piece.
I can’t wait to get into the print studio this week and to start making my own pieces! There will be a lot of trial and error until I find the style I like but I’ve got the whole semester to get it right!