"Lasting Impressions" is a group exhibition by members of my print group Waitakere Printers Ink. This exhibition at Studio 1, is in a room adjacent to the "print2print" exhibition by the CPCANZ Auckland members where I am exhibiting 2 monoprints with the theme "light and dark". Also showing in another adjacent room is a solo print show "Directions" by Ruby Oakley, the founder of the print group and an Auckland rep for the CPCANZ.
I will be exhibiting my recent collographs all based on a sea theme. For me, the sea always leaves a lasting impression, in fact I think it is printed in my DNA! And these collograph plates certainly leave a lasting impression on the paper as the paper becomes very embossed by the textures of the plates.
|A collograph plate in the making by Toni Hartill.|
|Details of 2 collograph plates by Toni Hartill|
|Collograph plate ready for printing by Toni Hartill|
|"Sea shore" collograph by Toni Hartill|
|"Sea weed I" collograph by Toni Hartill|
|"Sea spray" collograph by Toni Hartill|
These prints are another step in my exploration of collograph techniques, an ongoing learning experience through trial and error. I am also working on embracing the imperfect and welcoming spontaneity and the happy accident! Anyone who knows my "perfectionism" tendencies will know how challenging this can be.