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Scissor – cut

Our Dover Print & Drawing Club meetings (online via zoom since the 1st lock-down) are the perfect opportunity to relax amongst friends and create. There is no need to leave the house, hurry to a particular venue, or transport heavy materials; everything falls easily to hand within the comfort of the home studio.

Last Monday, after a full-on day, the evening club meeting presented an opportunity to chill for a while and explore shapes without any preconceived ideas. I usually cut collages with a medical scalpel, but this time I decided to just cut some paper with an ordinary pair of steel hand scissors, and see what might happen. Finding that I was enjoying the uneven line of each cut, I began layering the cut paper rather akin to a manual desktop form of Photoshop, moving shapes around before pausing some designs by holding the various elements in place with small strips removable tape. The four examples below had evolved in a similar manner, before settling upon their current form and paper finally fixed in place with permanent adhesive.

Litmus – paper collage 20x30cm
Dark Zone – paper collage 20x30cm
Chicane – paper collage 20x30cm
Gradient – paper collage 20x22cm
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art collage

March collages

A few quick sketches that committed some ideas to paper have recently been influencing the layout and development of three new paper cut-out collages.

There is a light that never goes out: hand-cut paper collage, A4 size, 2021
Strawberry Ice: collage, A4 size, 2021
Colour Insertion: hand-cut paper collage. A4 size, 2021
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art exhibition

Showing at Brew

ECC (East Cliff Creatives) members are holding a group exhibition at Brew in Folkestone. The Coffee shop is a great supporter of local artists and has held many solo and group shows. Although due to Covid restrictions there will not be a public open evening for visitors this time around, please do drop by for a fine coffee during opening hours, view the artworks and support a superb local venue.
The current show runs for 4 weeks through October.
Brew
83 Cheriton Rd, Folkestone CT20 1DG

La Mer: collage cut paper on Khadi paper
Le Lac: collage paper on polaroid base

I am showing the above two original paper collage works in this exhibition at Brew. #eastcliffcreatives @miketedder

https://eastcliffcreatives.com/about-us/

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art book zine

Small zine

This new zine/artist book draws together a juxtaposition of figures and abstract shapes under the narrative title ‘The Burden of the Small’. The figure in silhouette explores human scale within certain ‘frames’, while abstract small objects supporting large overbearing blocks allude to the oppressive nature of ‘regime’ states (whether capitalist, communist or fascist). The collages are in some ways suggestive of inequalities in class strata and the precarious balance of society as a whole.

A4 single sheet folded to A6 size booklet with additional insert – printed original paper/digital collage.

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art book zine

Something Fishy

Some experimentation today with a few ideas for the East Cliff Creatives zines project. Fishi-Fishy is a little narrative across 6 sheets; a series of collages working with images of scabbard fish, originally photographed at the Funchal Market Hall, Madeira. The single A4 sheet with double-sided printing can be folded into an A6 sized mini-book format, with an open-out central poster image. #eastcliffcreatives #zines

Fishi Fishy: 6 page A6 format artist zine/book

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art exhibition

Dover Art Network

The DOVER ART NETWORK is a virtual walk through eight ideas from seven artists based in Dover.

About the project: “The Dover Art Network is an online exhibition of ideas from artists in Dover commissioned in response to the COVID-19 lockdown.”
“The Dover Art Network resource exists for visitors to explore the work of artists visualised in locations around Dover. It provides artists with an opportunity to explore and develop ideas for sculpture beyond physical limits, to push the boundaries of contextualising art in the public space, and to exhibit collectively across boundaries.”


We encourage everyone to explore the work and ideas of local artists as they respond to our town:

https://www.josephblackart.com/doverartnetwork