Here is a compilation of the time lapse clips I took throughout the journey of the Lines assignment!
“A Line is a dot that went for a walk.”
Throughout the assignment, I made full use of the layout pad to compile everything I have done into the hard copy journal. It consists of doodling, inspiration images I captured, the different experimentation of automatic techniques, and personal reflection based on research and consultation.
The line definitely went for a walk last Friday during submission and it’s not coming back anytime soon.
I always have these ideas at the back of my mind when I have some “me time”, so I decided to have another session of self monoprinting at my balcony.
So I decided to try several techniques, as attached in the set of pictures above:
- Top set contains the techniques of Decalcomania
- Middle set contains mixture of inspired Jackson Pollock splattering of paint technique, standard monoprint, and the dripping of paint/ink technique.
- Last set contains inspired Mehndi or Henna art (4th and 5th from the left), inspired Art Attack technique of painting over dried glue (first 3 from left) but it failed when the glue flattens as it dries up, and, technique somewhat similar to Sand Painting except the minus off the glue and the sand and replacing it with just baby powder.
*Just some reflections*
I had this thought to myself whereby I feel that most of the time when I do these monoprints and automatism techniques, my mind would be completely blank. Sometimes during the monoprint sessions, I would just loose myself into whatever I was doing, using whatever resources and not actually thinking what I want to achieve in the printing. For example, putting this and that on the mat. Or when trying out the Rorschach tests, I don’t try to draw anything in particular, I just spam inks here and there and that’s what I get.
On the other hand, while trying out the Jackson Pollock technique, I was splattering the ink while I was feeling rather upset, and as I splat more inks, the emotions followed and I actually felt better when I was done.
Definitely so, art is therapeutic!
The link above shows the time-lapse video of the monoprinting process did by Gek Luan and myself last week. We decided “Why not do this for documentation purposes? It’ll be fun!” And so we did.
If you’ve watched the video, you’d experience watching the camera going down down down then it stops… Now, we could interpret this as the camera bowing and thanking you for watching the process of our mini monoprinting session.
THANKS FOR WATCHING!
This is just a progress post whereby these images at the top are the monoprinted sheets that I did last night. I thought why not just have extras ready before we do the cutting and collaging this coming lesson. I like to be prepared to have back ups if a few were to fail (of course, i am praying hard and hoping it would not happen!) or this and that doesn’t fit together and stuffs like that.
Recently, both Gek Luan (Gekkie) and I did some self monoprinting at home. We set up a mini workshop along my corridor and did as much as we could to add on to our stacks.
*This idea of hanging the wet monoprinted papers was from my beloved Mum as a mode to dry them and for easy access of walking to and fro the balcony without damaging the papers/artworks*