More representations of stillness

I used two other techniques to try to capture stillness or tranquillity. Both used thickness dyes in pales shades from my ‘Dunure’ colour family.

Multiple layers of breakdown printing in one colour only

Multiple layers of breakdown printing in one colour only

The first used a breakdown printing technique that I have been using in my Ruins series but this time with vertical elements rather than horizontal. I used different thicknesses of masking tape to create a random barcode effect on the back of my screen. I then applied a very thin coat of thickened dye over the top. Once dry I removed the tape and printed off the screen. I had to remake the screen several times to build up layers of line and texture on the printed cloth. I like the results although it was a slow process. But then there is a certain tranquillity in slow and repetitive processes.

Reusing masking tape from yellow screens gave tiny halo effects when printing

Reusing masking tape from yellow screens gave tiny halo effects when printing

 

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2 responses to “More representations of stillness

  1. Leah
    Your ability to use a slow process I feel adds to the tranquillity of the printing. I find that most of us are too keen to work faster, as though we are not confident unless we have achieved a quick result.

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    • Hi Sylvia,
      I agree with your comment on our tendency to want quick results. But I find real joy as well as transquility in process which helps to balance my desire to produce more!
      Leah

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