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La mélancolie cyanotypes

Recent sunshine has aided the development of some new image making using cyanotype treated cotton fabric with its rich deep ultramarine hues. The photograms collectively connect with a sense of loss, of passing and quiet melancholy that can be glimpsed lying just under the surface of contemporary experience. This is not so much about sorrowful songs but more the realisation of the existence of a new reality: the ‘new normal’. Ideas and images develop against the backdrop of a contemplative blues tinted landscape.

We Fade – cyanotype on cotton fabric: an inevitable metamorphosis from youth to decay, played by evergreen magnolia leaves.
Les Vagues – cyanotype on cotton fabric: the waves continuously roll in on a tide. They have done so long before we arrived, rolling constantly throughout life, and will continue long after we depart.
Les fleurs du silence – cyanotype on cotton fabric: A lone stem in death still holds on to the memory of tiny flowers against a backdrop of bare inanimate stems that fade into the silent shadows.

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art printmaking Sketchbook

Adventures in frottage

Developing some ideas on paper following an inspiring frottage and monoprint workshop led by Amanda Thesiger for Dover Arts Development as part of the Doverprintfest 2020. Old carved woodcut blocks under newsprint provide texture to rub with conte pastel.

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art

La Montagne travels to Brooklyn

There is a tangible sense of achievement once a sketchbook project is concluded, a process has taken place from start to finish; from cover to cover. In reality however, it is never really completed, as there will always be ‘that’ little detail or textual element to enhance or embellish.

‘La Montagne’ is my most recent sketchbook, exploring geometric mountain-like forms, collaged onto a pre-defined booklet supplied by The Sketchbook Project in Brooklyn NY. With paper cut-outs assembled and mounted into position, my sketchbook was registered onto the project website to obtain its unique searchable barcode, before being placed in the post to commence its transatlantic voyage to the real-life library in New York.

This is quite an emotional feeling, a parting in as much as I will never see the sketchbook in its physical form again – or be able to add anything further to the ideas / collages mounted within. It will now reside on a different continent, catalogued and viewable within the offline library there, before being scanned into the projects’ online library and finally viewable worldwide across the web. Although never to return home to its studio of origin, I will see updates from time to time about its interactions and the places it visits, so we will never really lose touch.

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art exhibition

Enigma – Art on Romney Marsh at the Artshack

Mike Tedder & Roberta Harrold
An exhibition of collage, photography, images, objects and ideas.
Both on canvas and in print, Enigma presents images which are in some part inspired by pattern, natural elements and travel, often across the landscape of Romney Marsh itself.
From 05.09.15 to 30.09.15

Open 10am to 4pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – free entry

THE ART SHACK
Romney Marsh Visitor Centre
Dymchurch Road
New Romney
Kent TN28 8AY

The Art Shack is part of the Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, which is located off Dymchurch Road between New Romney and Dymchurch.
See our location here on the map

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art exhibition image

Letter ‘A’ found

The letter ‘A’ found in objects and shadows one February morning on a station platform.
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The Things Found Series is a new photography series from The Sketchbook Project that encourages participants to capture an image of a common space. They are challenging artists to find something amazing by accident.
‘On your way to work, while sitting at a coffee shop, or maybe on an adventure. Photograph something that strikes you that you may never have noticed.’
This week, the challenge was to find the letter A hidden in everyday places and objects – anywhere but in an intentional letter A.
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exhibition

The Map Project – Secret Adventures

I’m mapping an adventure for an Art House Project @arthouse #mapproject http://www.sketchbookproject.com/projects/secretadventures
Going on an adventure…
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