Stompie and I met at the crack of dawn to begin our three day monotype project.
Stompie is an accomplished musician who often incorporates music into aspects of his image making. Interestingly, he used fire to ‘draw’ into Chine Colle paper as a point of departure. We attached the burnt sheets to Somerset cotton rag paper using Methyl Cellulose and the pressure of the press. A transparent grey ink provided a second layer, and some interesting effects occurred as the ink met two differently textured papers on the surface of the print. For the third run Stompie rubbed ink into string and placed it on the bed which, once printed, provided a drawn line with embossing.
Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland provided us with a sound to compliment the process of bringing musical doodlings into a visual arena.