wooden prints

I wanted to portray nature in a more accurate way, so rather than using man cut wooden blocks, I took a branch from a fallen tree in the garden and used that to create prints, experimenting with different movements and textures and seeing how it reflected nature.

I even began making cuts into the wood which I found to had a very interesting affect as it appeared to look like trees, which seems slightly ironic.

I began experimenting with different types of wood and how it affects the atmosphere, including different movements such as twisting and scratching. I found the effects to be very interesting, especially when on a large scale .

I even began painting and printing over the top of these prints to show contrast between the man made marks and the natural marks made from the wood. I thought that these were successful but I want to be able to get my point across of the human involvement in nature in a more subtle way.

I like the idea of moving away from printing and looking more into the textures of wood itself.

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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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