I have been thinking about possible directions and ideas for pushing the boundaries of my printmaking. Whilst I recognise that I am probably being over ambitious and the phrase running before you can walk leaps to mind, I have the following ideas that I would like to explore some time:
- printing on a transparent medium, plastic, tissue, glass
- layers of transparent prints mounted in a box frame to be seen against light
- transparent layers which could be moved relative to each other
- printing on a non planar surface, papier mache, artifact, or printing on a planar surface and then constructing a 3d object/sculpture – inspiration Picasso’s Woman, 1961, relating shape to pictorial content
- print on my homemade paper
- use prints as part of a collage/drawing/painting
- use collage as part of a print – chine colle but not tissue – printed paper, artifact such a ticket, catalogue etc, reference Kitaj,
- jigsaw print – monotype, each plate treated differently
- textures – caustic soda etching
- kitchen lithography using silver foil
- take one design idea and explore it through lots of different printing techniques
- explore a theme by printing modern ‘illustration’ on the pages of an old book
- artist book? with homemade paper?
- printing on papery bark from the birch trees – how to mount? very fragile
- offset printing from natural textures/frottage
I have several overarching ambitions:
- prints of various sizes including big prints (A3 or larger!)
- prints on lots of papers and other substances
- more colour and texture
- be bolder – not twee.
These ambitions could take years to achieve and many are way outside the parameters of Printmaking 1, but I already have ideas for how I could apply linoprint to some of them. I am never going to be bored of printmaking.