My art this month has been all about bees, specifically native stingless bees.
As you know from previous posts, I've been playing around with non-codex type book structures and paper installations (see my Tambo exhibition posts here and here). Last week I created a prototype of a hive-like book structure for a bee themed teacher's PD workshop I've been engaged to run.
|Using my gelatine plate to create bee theme prints|
|Monoprints and Relief prints on hexagonal 'pages' for the book|
|The completed Prototype book, it folds up|
randomly into one hexagonal
I've also been reworking a print I created last year, a monotype with a bee etching over the top. The print was an unresolved ghost print. I felt it needed a bit of definition and drama, so I've drawn over the ghost image of the weed with a sepia pen to bring out its detail and fine beauty. I'm really happy with the result.
|Detail of the bee etching from the print "Pollination"|
|Detail of the weed heads, the colour and shadowing|
is the monoprint, the sharper detail is done using a sepia coloured pen.
|The Print "Pollination"|