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My artwork - where is it going

by Barry


Posted 18-Jul-2015


I have had problems for a couple of years after an illness and bad back made it difficult to stand and cope with the weight of screen printing. Glass is very heavy and I badly damaged my back on a large piece of glass which remained for ages in the kiln.

Suddenly I notice the change in age - the ability to deal with weight seemed to have creeped up. The ability to deal with the cold and getting tired and needing to take things a bit easier. After all I reached retirement age and notice it. The studio at Red herring was a godsend when I started to use it. Lots of space and cheap. Now it doesn't work as communal space means that whilst sharing the space would be a good idea is not an option. Also I can not cope with the lack of heating. A few years ago clothing would work. Now I just suffer with chills. After ages of denial I decided it was a time to change and have now sold my equipment and left the studio. Have been doing computer work, computer generated artwork and also lots of life drawing. I have also been learning programming of which this website written in php and mysqli is a result. I need to look at what my artwork should be and am downsizing to still do prints but using relief printing and am in trying to get a new smaller space and a small relief press. I am also going to try and work with 3D printing to prepare some of the plates. I am also thinking of doing some etching but I do not like using nitric acid as it makes my teeth tingle and am thinking of exploring acrylic options.


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