Birdsong monoprints

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Curlew monopringt with white spirit exp 2 for blogIve been invited to exhibit as part of the Alumni exhibition, celebrating 170 years of art and design at Nottingham Trent University. The exhibition takes place between Thursday 9 January – Sunday 16 February 2014, with a preview party on Wednesday 8 January at Bonington Gallery.

For this exhibition I will develop a selection of work created in May 2013, as part of an artist residency at Ricklundgården in Northern Sweden. Im particularly interested in taking a new approach to the drawings created in response to birdsong, in particular the CurlewBrambling and Redshank

In the last week Ive joined the Leicester Print Workshop and have created a series of monoprints; experimenting with layers of colour, drawing into ink and painting onto ink using white spirit. I will continue these experiments using sound recordings (taken from Sweden) of birdsong, to structure the composition and a series of colour palettes that Ive created on Colourlovers.com that I feel best represent the bird and its environment. Using print making techniques I hope to create a fluid and expressive representation of birdsong heard in Sweden.

IMG_0671Best listened to through stereo headphones

Listen to: Curlew Song, 1.22 mins 

Listen to: Bramblings and Redshank, 1.33 mins 

 

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