Recently I had the opportunity to spend 6 weeks on a residency in the City of
One of the things I enjoyed a lot was that I could walk at any time of the day anywhere in
a lot of walking I did.
Another thing I really enjoyed was the intricate use of a variety of materials when it came to streets and paving. There are beautiful brass knobs to indicate a street crossing for blind people, patterns in cobble stones, mosaics and the most beautiful drain lids from cast iron.
All these different textures, patterns , materials as well as the warm colours of autumn leaves everywhere had me sight seeing on the ground for the fist few weeks.
My residency was based at the Hope University of Liverpool and I could use all the Universities facilities from the metal studio to Lazer engraver to drawing to print.
I experimented with etching on copper, nitric acid, Lazer engraved Perspex plates, ferric chloride, colouring paper with tea bags and inks, dry point on plastic, printing leaves, oil based paints and colouring in prints.
All this information is saved in numerous photos, drawings prints, experiments and waiting for me to put it into some work of art.
So far I got to photo compositions and I’m looking forward to put this into print as soon as I get my printing press( my x-mas present to myself) in January.
I will keep you updated.
I wish you all a beautiful x-mas time with your family and friends and I'm looking forward to see you again in 2012.