Silent Messengers: Hoodoos I


Silent Messengers: Hoodoos I

Inkjet & collagraph on paper, inkjet on clear mylar layer
91.5 x 58.3 cm.

The two layers are attached together with three small grommets at top, allowing layers to hang loosely and without frames. Note some reflection off the clear shiny mylar.

This is the first in my new “Silent Messengers” series of prints, the culmination of two years of experiments and research into combining traditional and digital printmaking techniques on paper and mylar. My explorations into materials suitable for layering will continue in order to exploit the effect of layering transparent materials to embody a concept of time.

This inquiry is informed by and engaged with the contrasts and tension between connections in the ancient marks made by early humans, (particularly in the areas of my ethnic roots in northern Europe), in Nature’s own mark-making and shape-making (such as the Hoodoos), and in modern human’s use of new technologies in image making.

June 1, 2005 in Printworks, Silent Messengers by Marja-Leena