Getting to that interesting phase where the research and enquiry into responding to the subject, in this case Sea Change, moves into the making stage. The artefacts represented here are copper plates made by stereotyping a modern version alchemy using electrolysis. There are over thirty plates measuring 50 cm. x 20 cm. In the process …
Stereotyping makes it possible to edition plates as well as prints. The plates become works of art in their own right. They can be enamelled or plated with a different metal.
Collaborative project with Heather Prescott at the Wrexham Regional Print Centre. In the past the electrotype process was used to make metal copies of letterpress type.
Graphite covered latex mandrel ready for copper plating. The plate will measure 25cm x 16cm. This is the first of a planned series ten plates based on walks.
Official e-invitation to the Private View
An old lump of concrete that looks like it has spent many years in the sea was found on Abergele beach. Its colours and texture make it a natural fit with this electroformed pear. Although the starting place for the research was focused on electro-etching for printmaking the use of electrolysis in making sculptural 3D objects …