Jonnie Turpie MBE
Covid Restrictions into meeting people and venturing out have curtailed printmaking which in my case is primarily Silkscreen Portraiture. Early lockdown experiments with digital print resulted in some valuable results using inkject on Hahnemühle digital paper. (Image: Surface Tensions; digital print. 297x 420)
The Autumn break in lockdown offered a short opportunity to make two portraits using hand-made textured surfaces on acrylic sheet with sandpaper and Carborundum grit to draw into make screen positives which were printed in the Birmingham School of Art with master printmaker Justin Sanders..
Image: Caroline Magenta. 2020, silkscreen 840×1180
During the recent lockdown inspiration from Jim Dine’s 1970’s Hand tools prints (@jimdinestudio) got me thinking that the 21st Century equivalent tools might be removable computer hard discs. With their connection leads they have their own visual status, different to the material metal quality of Dine’s tools, but are physical boxes holding hidden discs with untold hidden data. The hard disc containers are rapidly becoming extinct as data is directed to distant cloud homes and perhaps are in need of a little celebration before they are forgotten.
Facebook: Jonnie turpieFind out more