gifts from the pavement

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Over the past couple of months I’ve been working away slowly at my contribution to The Sketchbook Project.

My book is a record of things picked up in the streets around my home on everyday short walks during autumn and winter: on the way to the post office or back from school.  The things I’ve picked up are insignificant: a rusty washer, a few leaves, a beer bottle top… They have come together with the help of the chemistry of tea to make marks on the pages of the book.  I’ve then used rollers and ink to build up more marks and texture and finally there are stitches added in response to the other marks.

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This morning I finished my book and now I can post it off to the Brooklyn Art Library for it to join all the other books from around the world.  Eventually my book will be available online to view digitally, but for now here are a few peeks at the detail:

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sunday stitches

I’ve been stitching into some of the prints I made earlier in the week.  This one has a tea and rust print and then a collagraph print over.  There are embossed and printed marks from stitches on the collagraph plate and my little seeding stitches play about amongst those marks.  I’m really pleased with the effect and some late afternoon sunshine (it rained most of today) enabled some good photographs.

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I have some work in this exhibition of small prints in Hull.  I’m hoping to get over there at some point soon to see it.  It looks like there is a lovely mix of different print techniques.  

The work I submitted are rust prints with tea on paper, which have been stitched into with small seed stitches

The exhibition is on until 21st January.