Based from my zine project, I have began creating small booklets/zines, using the wooden blocks I was using at the start of this year. I have found that in each block print, different people can see different landscapes which I find fascinating.
I have made a variety of small zines, some with only the landscape block prints and some with text that I have cut from magazines. The texts suggest a type of atmosphere or landscape which encourages the viewer to see the marks of paint the same way I see them. The images I see are not always the ‘right way round’ and my placing of the text means that the viewer has t rotate the book, forcing them to look at the print from a different perspective.
Although this differs from my subject work at first glance, it shares similar traits. Both require the viewer to imagine a landscape that is not completely there, therefore both require a lot of attention. However, my larger paintings have a purpose of making the viewer feel small in their surroundings, whereas the small prints mean that the viewer must look closer, and get more involved and become a part of the piece, in order for the print to be anything at all.