some more of me making my work ... here it is...
From the Hortius Botanicus to home from tara axford on Vimeo.
|After reading Elizabeth Gilbert's The signature of all things, I was keen to wander around the |
Horticus Botanicus while in Amsterdam in September.
Once I had returned to the shed - I edited my favourite shots to see what, and perhaps how many variations of artworks I could experiment with.. Of course it began with some gelli plate printing.
Mostly I am using Golden open paints and layering the transparent colours.. although i do often grab whatever else i have on hand...
|Inspired by the 'ponds'|
|collage using some gelli prints|
|A 'straight' gelli print|
|Monoprint collage on gelli print background|
|Inside the butterfly house at The Horticus Botanicus|
|Distilling down the essence|
|Collage from gelli prints|
|collage of 2 gelli prints using hand cut stencil|
While it is tricky to film yourself creating, and to 'stay in the moment',
I have attempted to share some of my behind the scenes process,
as it's fun to see what others do, isn't it??
Thanks for dropping by - hope you enjoy watching.