WHERE ENERGY AND MOTION ARE MADE VISIBLE
When I think of mark making, I imagine a studio full of heavy printing presses with the distinct smell of ink… a technique that is very systematic and mechanical.
Instead, we were introduced to the method of making marks with organic and simple everyday items (no need for fancy expensive materials poor art students like me can’t afford). As I am ever so obsessed with food, needless to say, i brought some dried ingredients to class. I dug through my grandma’s kitchen stash and managed to find quite a few items which have pretty interesting textures.
We were then left to experiment on our own… TIME TO GET MESSY AND MY HANDS DIRTY!!!
Here are some of the prints i ended up with
We also had a go at mono printing!!!
I really love how each print is unique and different! The element of chance plays an important part in each creation and there can sometimes be happy accidents 🙂 The result from each print never fail to surprise me!
Back in hall…
and I managed to achieve a few interesting marks! Something to note when using calligraphy/rice paper is that you really have to control the ink, for instance the amount applied, the pressure, as well as the time you let the paper sit on the ink as i have torn quite a few pieces of paper.
Now with these experiments done, I am ready to move on to developing my idea and EXPERIMENTING MOREEEEEE
TILL NEXT TIME, GOTTA GO CLEAN UP MY MESS!