Unexpectedly, I'm beginning to explore printmaking rather than screen printing on my aa2a residency. The field and farm boundaries of hedge and stone wall lend themselves to lino. I'm using my finest carving tool to capture graphic, linear qualities, echoing the illustrations in the fairytale books of my childhood.
Last night I finished carving my stone wall lino, when I get back to Derby University after the Christmas break I'll print and reflect upon the outcome. It's nerve racking spending many hours carving, not knowing if it will give me the result I desire... but, it's the only way to progress. I'm using this residency to learn and develop new skills, so sitting with the 'unknown' is companion to that. Exciting!