My artist residency concluded at the end of March this year, but my work with printing combined with photograms has continued.
The other day I was looking into using background washes of colour behind the photograms of Pohutukawa leaves, inspired by Paul Jenkins (1923-2012), an American artist who's large scale works of bucket-thrown paint are beautiful. I do like the way these images of mine come together, but they are not perfect so - more work!
One development was that I have been able to produce A3 sized work, larger than the 20x20cm pieces I have been doing. I am excited about this as scale is an issue to me. I keep wanting to work bigger. It's the limitations of washing/fixing trays that are keeping me back. I think I may have a 'fix' for that though, investigation to come.
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I am very pleased to be participating in a 5 week Earthskin Creative Residency located at the Waygood Foundation in Piha, Auckland, New Zealand.