Lately I’ve been experimenting with printmaking on paper, aiming to retain a connection with textiles and their tactile textures. For my other work I used printmaking techniques, but just for texture; the printed materials were cut up and reassembled into textural sculptural objects. This time I want to achieve lots of texture with just a piece of paper and some ink.
At the moment I’m working on a technique which I call ‘thread printing’, a combination of monoprint and expressive mark making. Another technique I’m developing is something that I call ‘collitho’, as it’s collagraphy, based on the principle that water and oil repel each other.
There seems to be no end to the possibilities of contemporary printmaking, just anything goes, really, and it’s great fun to play and discover new things.