Sunday, July 7, 2013

Recent Monoprints

In April I started a series of monotypes based on the willy-wag tail, a lively little bird who frequents my garden.

The Willy Wag Tail

The Willy Wag Tail has always been a favourite of mine.  The name 'Willy Wag Tail' comes from the bird's habit of wagging its tail horizontally when foraging for insects on the ground.  They're a very active bird, as well as being aggressive and territorial towards other larger birds, which is most amusing to watch!

Its a bird that fits perfectly into my previous series 'Conservation of the Species' which featured bird species that have adapted to human urbanisation of the landscape.

In this series of prints titled 'Wagging the Tail', I've used repetition of imagery to make the Willy Wag Tail come alive.  I've also been working in my latest favourite colours - raw sienna, chocolate brown and blue.  They were heaps of fun to print!

They'll feature in my upcoming exhibition 'Branching Out' in late August (keep an eye on my website exhibitions page for more information).

My monoprints.."Wagging the Tail"