Sunday, 23 September 2007
Stem Cells, Nervous System and Layering
I have finally gotten on a bit further with this Cobalt print. For the Periodic Print Element Table project
I had researched some imagery, a few weeks back but there was not anything definite planned with those in particular. These are unavailable to me at present, in any event, as the laptop they are on, is in the PC hospital getting 'fixed'.
I did a bit more research yesterday focusing still on the benefit that vitamin B12 vis vis Cobalt, has, on the nervous system. Also it's use for the treatment of anaeamia in pregnancy. That was how I settled on those "cobalt babs" (as I refer to them) - proofs/plates are viewable in the back kitchen studio.
I very much like the image of stem cells which relate to the nervous system that I found – these are very beautiful. I am using these most probably as my initial ground.
I have played around with layering these images in Photoshop, bearing in mind what I can do on my press with the collagraph and using some of the elements printed out onto Japanese paper, which I have just done. Thank goodness the Epson R2400 printer, did not 'play up”!!
I think the next thing I will do is have a go, at printing an image, on the inkjet printer, ONTO printmaking paper to see how that goes.
In the end then I would hope to combine these three processes at the very least i.e.,
an image on the printmaking paper) made with inkjet)
I will print the stem cell imagery out onto printmaking paper, then chine colle onto that with imagery printed onto Japanese paper and finally some print plates of one kind or another.
I could additionally utilise monoprint and offset............we shall see, we shall see.