This blog documents my developing work as part of an RSA residency for Scotland award 2011. For this I have been researching Sphagnum skyense moss, only found on Skye and traveling to Edinburgh printmakers to learn screenprinting. I intend to make a series of screenprints which relate to sphagnum.
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
prints gathered together
This seems to sum up the special properties of this plant - printed using peat.
I have been looking through, selecting ones that are ok and signing them, very like finishing photographs properly, quite satisfying.
I like the balance between the delicate line of the actual grass (purple moor-grass), the drawing and the colour block, something which screenprinting can do well.
This print uses peat as the ink and I like the white space below - I originally planned this for a smaller piece of paper but felt it needed the space. Four different sphagna pencil drawings then reversed in photoshop in order to give the peat more prominence.