I have completed my first 20 days of the 100 day project … and my biggest surprise so far, is that I’m really enjoying it! I must admit it takes quite a lot of time, but what happens is that I discover things I would not have noticed in a less persistent praxis. Again and again I discover prints I thought hopeless and ugly can almost magically transform through just one more layer of colour. And I also see that many of my most successful prints are ghost prints, prints taken from leftovers on the printing plate. As with all other art, I discover that also prints are at their best when one allows for accidental and spontaneous things to happen within a set perimeter.
Short project description:
Make & post a gelliprint every day for 100 days (#the100dayproject2021)
Subject: Ferns found on my daily walks
Substrate: pages from The Great Naturalists
Title: Accidental words or a sentence found somewhere on the sheet I’m printing on
I have made I slight shift starting from day 21, more about that in my next report –