Print has started off with a bang as we leap right into etching steel plates and dipping them in acid! Nothing else has such a bite. Originally, I was looking at some ideas regarding knitting and crochet. A specific slogan, "knit fast, die warm" had caught my attention but I had changed my mind to a more personal and sensitive topic then my sass. BUT before I did that I did a tiny test plate.
It's not awful for my first print of the season, especially when I have so much trouble with realism. The text is from an obscure British TV show called Death In Paradise and it's probably the best combination of words I could have extracted from the show.
And now for some work regarding my family. I'm interested in family and community recently as well as memory. I keep drawing this photograph over and over again so it's probably time to make it into something like a print!
Sketchbook scans are to come so you can see my weird, messy, and vivid thought process.
Emma Oliver is a young artist from Marblehead, MA. She enjoys making useful (and not so useful) art, teaching children, and writing about her adventures. The purpose of her site is to connect with other artists, display art, and to share ideas surrounding art.