AA2A Artist

Karen Wicks

Artform:
Intaglio Printmaking
Year:
2022-23
Location:
Tamworth, Staffs
Influences:
Abandoned buildings, derelict places
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Project summary:

My printmaking practice is inspired by derelict buildings and captures the presence and intrigue of these abandoned structures using intaglio print techniques. My work explores low-fi sustainable print techniques and uses recycled packaging which becomes fragile and disintegrates over time, to reflect the subject matter of the ‘ghostbuildings’ that inspire me.

I would like to be able to develop larger scale collagraph work to explore the potential of recycled materials as print plates, using the etching press/ print room. Being able to access a larger press will really help me with the next stage of my work as I only have access to a craft press at home which will print up to A3. I would like to be able to combine further experimentation with print plate development with an exploration of local sites, following recent participation in the Wirksworth Festival. I would also like to look at how using the risograph printer can aid image development.

My printmaking practice is inspired by derelict buildings and captures the presence and intrigue of these abandoned structures using intaglio print techniques. My work explores low-fi sustainable print techniques and uses recycled packaging which becomes fragile and disintegrates over time, to reflect the subject matter of the ‘ghostbuildings’ that inspire me.

I would like to be able to develop larger scale collagraph work to explore the potential of recycled materials as print plates, using the etching press/ print room. Being able to access a larger press will really help me with the next stage of my work as I only have access to a craft press at home which will print up to A3. I would like to be able to combine further experimentation with print plate development with an exploration of local sites, following recent participation in the Wirksworth Festival. I would also like to look at how using the risograph printer can aid image development.

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