Ha ...............here is the other version of Duality I mentioned
Exhibited at the Original Print Gallery in Dublin, Ireland.
Fantastic gallery with loads of gorgeous artworks.
Dukka means doll in Icelandic - taught to me by a little girl of about age 5.
I transferred the image from a trace monotype onto a very large white dinner plate.
50 cm diameter
This is actually a work in progress - although I have made several versions of the image - I made one which was on a pillow with a sewing needle and red thread coming out of the image. Also I made a small lino cut print on paper as an edition for a project in the uSA.
This is one of 2 prints made especially for an exhibition in China, coordinated for exhibition in China as a homage to the children who lost their lives in the Sechuan Earthquake.
Created using an experimental technique - the first time for me. I made a double layer of polymer photo resist and then manually developed it, to obtain organic marks ( the more tonal areas of the yellow).
The central figurative element was made using inkjet chine colle on lightweight Japanese paper.
The little birds were made using organically shaped copper plates. The birds are inspired by images found while reading about Carolingian activities vs a vs Medieval Illuminations. My focus had been the Beatus Manuscripts of Girona, which are very inspiring with their colorful interplay of both Arabic and Christian aesthetics.
I have been fascinated by the house form since for as long as I can remember. Additionally for some time I have wanted to take printmaking into three dimensional form . I began making house forms in 2004. The first one was made for an exhibition at Harvard University - where the curators were exploring the relationship between words literature and visual language. That was how it started I have made a number of these.
Made using wood that was inked up with layers of translucent etching ink, which were then scanned.
I also created trace monotypes and then scanned these and layered them together. Finally I created an etching of a drawing of rib cage on to a copper plate - which I then embossed onto the dampened print.
The human psyche, is the subject of this art work. It refers to the process of transformation through a dialogue within a psychological therapeutic context.
Made around the time I was focussing on the idea of immigration refugees and expulsion - what it feels like to be thrown out of your own homeland through persecution or war.
This is a trial proof (work in progress)
Might use it in n international portfolio print exchange in October 2010