Experimenting with the laser cutter

Today I have been etching my collection of photographed textural matter onto perspex with the laser cutter.

At a later stage I would like to experiment with printing from these perspex etchings.

To see the results of my perspex printing experiments, please see Perspex etchings and prints.

 

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Photography

 

 

 

Here are some of the photographs of textural matter I have been capturing and collecting since the start of the semester.

I have been incorporating my photographs into a range of different materials and processes, including cyanotype, screen printing and perspex etchings.

I will be using a number of my collected images in my degree show pieces, along with a variety of opposing disciplines.

 

Experimenting with latex

Today I am experimenting with latex.

I have used my collagraph plaques to create these latex reliefs.

 

What you will need:

Vaseline

Textural surface/Object

Latex

Latex hardener

Plastic cup

Paintbrush

 

What to do:

  • First you will need to apply a layer of vaseline to protect your textural surface and ensure that the latex can be easily removed once set.
  • Follow the instructions on the latex bottle & latex hardener and mix accordingly (usually 1 : 10).
  • Give the mixture a stir until you feel the latex stiffening.
  • Apply the latex to your surface in thin layers.
  • Wait for each layer to dry before applying the next.
  • Build to the desired thickness (I used about 4 layers).
  • When all the latex is set you can peel it way from your surface.

 

Happy Experimenting!

York Open Studios 2015 Announcement

I am pleased to announce that I will be partaking in York Open Studios 2015.

To celebrate the 14th anniversary of the Open Studios, the event will take place across two weekends in April and has an extended number of 95 exhibiting artists.

 The Open studios event is open to all members of the public and gives people a chance to see the rarity of the artists’ studio and how each artist creates their work.

From the 17th – 19th April and 25th – 26th April my work will be exhibited within the Arts Foyer of York St John University.

Weekend 1

Friday 17th April

6pm -9pm

Saturday 18th April

10am – 6pm

Sunday 19th April

11am – 5pm

Weekend 2

Saturday 25th April

10am – 6pm

Sunday 26th April

11am – 5pm

For More information visit the York Open Studios Website Here.