Thursday, 25 March 2010

Wave illustrating original music by Matt Knight

This is a collagraph print I made for a friend's original music. He's working on an album at the moment, inspired by his family's traditions as fishermen and sea-faring folk in Ireland. Check out his music at MySpace by clicking on the title of this post.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Early Years Theatre Research Drawing

These drawings were all made on location - I have been documenting the work of two professional actresses as they devise a new play for Early Years children. The play is aimed at 1-2 year olds, and the development was funded by Imaginate and Starcatchers. Click the post title to link to the Starcatchers website.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Bay at the Back of the Ocean 2

Here is my final print on Saunders Waterford paper (a lovely paper). Below is the poem it accompanies.

We left the trail somewhere
between the one-room school
and the drookit bay.
Tethered to the gales,
the gulls were puppets.
We trod shyly.
From the summit of the chiseled crags
we spied the shore,
drenched with seeking,
seeping loss.

Wind-shaped branches,
arms reaching.
The crested coast sliced
deep with sand and wind and silence.

Two street lamps light
this six-mile moorland.
Neither work today.

By Emma Bartholomew

Bay at the Back of the Ocean 1

I've finally had chance to re-expose my photec plate - the bulb on the exposure unit had blown causing havoc for printmakers favouring this process.

The first image is a rough, composing the original drawings to create series of fragments - hopefully to give the sense of atmospheric snapshots sketched on the memory. It illustrates a poem about a bay on the Isle of Iona, off the West Coast of Scotland.