Over the last couple of weeks developing ideas for screen printing and yesterday again tweaked the design - changing from a can - based on a beer can found in the last few weeks to a drinks bottle - prompted by the text I had arrived at - PowerGreed - a subversion of poweraid but based on the two factors that seem most responsible for suffering and exploitation; also I decided that the bottle motif was more clearly identifiable and also had resonances with messages in bottles.
I enjoyed my initial attempt at printing and was somewhat surprised at quite how time consuming it is and so was a little disappointed that I had not been able to make greater progress this afternoon.
It was also good to be introduced to the potential of mono-printing and how this can be combined with exposed screens and/or cut outs.
Guest artist talk - Thomas Kilper - it was fascibating to see and hear of his work and the processes. It was encouraging to find that he was still utilising his political activism background in art - but to promt the viewer to ask difficult questions and to extend their horizons rather than as a call to action. It was interesting to hear that he regarded the cut floor rather than the print thereof as the primary work - to me this seems a little paradoxical - why would the primary work be a mirror image - if it were my work it would be the secondary image that would be the mirror image and the primary image would be as observed by the eye.