Printing with wooden blocks

To continue with printing for my field project work, and after being inspired by Betty Mcgeehans artwork, and after being inspired in Port talbot to look at human influence over nature, I have collected pieces of wood and began experimenting by creating prints with them, testing out what different effects I can make and how they change the atmosphere of the piece. I collected wood of different sizes and shapes. I particularly like the longer pieces of wood as they have a landscape, horizon line kind of feel to them where they look as though they are part of a sea scape. However, the smaller bits of wood I have food with sharp, straight edges represent more clearly what I want to get across to the viewer. The harsh edged compared to the natural lines o the wood represent humans influence over nature and how we destroy it.



Author: alannah3012l5

I am a landscape painter who enjoys spending free time exploring and wandering through natural landscapes, understanding that the space I occupy in this world is tiny and temporary. The aim of my paintings is to evoke the same sense of wonder in the viewer that I experience while on my travels and to ignite the realisation that compared to our surroundings, we are miniscule and blend in, we are not above, nor do we have any higher importance than any other being or thing on this planet. My large oil paintings are designed to be displayed outdoors after being inspired by Katherine Grosse in the Venice Biennale, making them appear small in their surroundings, much like the people in them and the people viewing them. However, my zines and watercolours require more attention, showing that even smaller details contain whole worlds and landscapes of their own. Depending on our own experiences we see the prints differently. The text along with the images encourage the viewer to see the same landscape I see.

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