Friday, 14 October 2011
I'm experimenting with the marks that can be achieved by laying items on to paper that have either been soaked in the remains of a dye bath, or rusty items that are laid onto wet paper (in this case wet with tea or with vinegar). It takes time, but as the moisture dries I am left with some exquisite marks that are a curious mixture of planning and randomness - something I feel underlies so much of my work.
This one isn't strictly printing, more dyeing, as the paper had been submerged in a dye bath with clamps to resist. I love the randomness of the rust marks next to the straight line created by the clamp.