My recent experimentations and research into interdisciplinary processes and new mediums have given me some possible ideas for the making of my degree show pieces.
I know that I would like my piece or pieces to explore the intersections of printmaking, photography, drawing and sculpture. For this exploration to occur I am looking for certain criteria within the mediums I am working with.
Once I have found the material/materials and processes that allow for this interdisciplinary exploration, I will need to experiment with and decide how I would like my work to be displayed.
Above are some of the possible outcomes and options for my degree show pieces.
Our degree show is open
22nd – 24th May
10am – 4pm.
And will be held across the New School House Gallery and York St John Campus.
Today I printed from my perspex etchings and achieved some nice results!
To do this yourself you will need access to a laser cutter and a printing press.
To achieve the depth of etch on my perspex,
Here are the settings I used:
- First convert your images to black and white and up the contrast on photoshop.
- On the laser cutter, set your images to the size you want (mine are 13.5 x 15.5 cm).
- Posturize your images.
- Use the rectangle tool to draw around your images.
- Change this rectangle to hairline and colour red (this indicates the laser to cut all the way through the perspex)
- Go to printing preferences
- Advanced – set the etch cut to 3mm
- General – resolution – 300 DPI
- General – engrave direction – bottom up
- General – image dithering – Floyd Steinberg
- Colour mapping – black – speed 60, power 100
Feel free to play around with these settings further to achieve different results.
As part of York Open Studios 2015, I will be exhibiting a singular piece of work within Blossom Street Gallery for the Open Studios taster event.
The taster exhibition will be running from Wednesday 18th March – Sunday 26thApril. Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm. Sunday 10am-3pm.
For more information visit the Blossom street Gallery website Here.