The main submission for this project is a large print on cotton fabric made by rolling an inked lawn mower across it. It is presented as a folded piece of cloth as I am not sure how to go about displaying it and could do with some advice about this please.
This was a textural print from memory. I returned to the drawings I did of garden machinery, in particular my lawn mower drawings.
I focused on one drawing and a detail from it. I printed using mono printing from an acetate plate and two pieces of found wood from a beach. I produced a wood engraving to overprint with my drawn design.
I made two collage plates, one on card and one on acetate to try out different textures.
After a day clearing out the shed, I commandeered a defunct lawnmower on its way to the tip. I painted it with printing ink and took a print by blotting it carefully with old sheeting. I also painted the rollers and mowed over the sheet – fortunately the neighbours weren’t able to see me! I am really delighted with the scale and effect of the resulting print – it’s an exciting piece of work.
Printing wood engraved block – extension of work for project 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLsF7FZl4sY
Lawn mower print results – Evaluation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4NXMoisHNA
Collograph practice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjHdU0fcSzo