|Dimensions||20 × 0.1 × 25 cm|
Gelliplate Monoprint on Clairefontagne Bristol Cartridge 205 gsm, 25cm x 20cm
Stump #86 [small version] is from an ongoing series of over 200 Monoprints called the Tree Portraits, and also from a series of smaller, ‘sketchbook’ sized monoprints, which make up many of the first hundred of the Series.
This is also one of the #80 – #90, which have a more defined, dynamic, almost anthropomorphic character.
There are wonderful areas where growth & weight make the Trees bulge & the bark appears more like a liquid, flowing down around the younger pollarded areas with gravity. This can only really be appreciated from the base, looking straight up.
This gets more interesting to me regarding the process of printing them, & the subject, the longer I do them.
There’s a certain rhythm to doing these in such volume – I’ve tried to represent every tree in my surrounding Streets – the repetition of shapes, forms, movement & texture reminds me of a cruder form of Chinese Sung painting, where Artists would spend years representing birds, flowers & landscapes thousands of times, until the process takes over & that Subject metamorphoses, & almost becomes something else.
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