100 Views of Birmingham
Metro Travelling Companions
My Moseley Road Baths print is now complete. Made the decision quite early on to distort the photo to make an almost fish eye lens view. There is an obvious homage to Escher in the reflection but also to John Piper's work which is currently on exhibition at Tate Liverpool. I liked partially inking plates and building up transparent layers that have wiped edges rather than hard edges. The print is essentially a reduction engraving, where a single plate is cut a bit more in between each state. I'm going to move away from reduction for a while and explore using different plates that are cut once. I'm hoping that this will allow me to part print editions and make speedier progress with the 100 views (this is view number 17). I'm also going to increase the edition size to 30 but only print 5 at a time.
Printmaker on a mission. 100 + prints of Brum inspired by Hiroshige.