Monday, 9 May 2011
Wightwick Manor Art Project - Blind Embossing
Here is an update on some of the art that I have been producing for an art project that I have been working on for the past few months at Wightwick Manor which has been organised by Enter Arts in Wolverhampton and Making Art History of the National Trust. It has been a real privilege to be able to view Wightwick Manor at its quietest time during the winter months and also to see the seasons change into spring and summer as the house and garden come to life.
I have been fascinated by the windows in the house firstly from the light coming through the dark blinds that cover them in the winter months creating different colours and shapes. I also took some photos of the windows from the outside and cut a lino block which I then used for blind embossing which is where the lino block is pressed into wet paper and leaves its impression behind. This is one of the techniques that I have been teaching in my recent workshops:
Here is the blind embossed print again with the actual lino block that I cut: