Sustaining Renewable Artworks :Mixed Media Paintings over reworked prints and photography work.
- ongoing series from a store of proof prints.
Each reworked print is uniquely realised into a variation on a paint or collaged theme. Adding a new layer of narrative to the images. Developing a portfolio of original hand made works across my chosen media; art photo and print, with an effort to minimise waste. .
MIXED MEDIA WORKS
A repurpose pledge
In making new works for an ongoing series, the proof prints I make sometimes become surplus.
These discarded prints are always a source of re invention. I decided to intentionally re-purposed with newly realised narratives, as seen above.
What's more I collect paper offcuts from trimmed prints to make paper pulp in handmade recycled paper. Individual business cards come about from cut down plates and paper offcuts.
New concepts come from mono printing onto proof prints and mixed media works are combined in layers to become new designs on top of old.
It's simple to recycle packaging card and paper for posting but I don't want to stop there, so going on to avidly save and reuse ink and paints left on my palette for making mono grey base layers helps cut down costs and varies the outcomes.
Having a small sustainable practice adds a unique creative angle but also allows for experimentation. It is within these limitations that I concern my efforts to waste less, becoming more environmentally conscious with each work and series I make.
FRAGMENTED SERIES 2021 ( current constructed works in progress)
These fragmented made works are a series of deconstructed forms taken into digital edits. Developing this collection on in a 3D aspect for installation display next to my printed works and photography. It's the metamorphosis of an artwork into something new I like to grow organically in subject matter.Just like when the constant renewable force of nature is in constant change.
Mindmaps of Amphora I Premonitions of Astepayea I Mythos Meandering