In a 100-Day Printmaking Undertaking, Lisa Stubbs Displays on the Holme Valley from a Chook’s-Eye View


All pictures © Lisa Stubbs, shared with permission

Artist Lisa Stubbs is within the midst of a 100-day challenge that each explores uncommon printmaking supplies and remembers the topographical attract of her hometown. Working from her studio in Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire, Stubbs started the sequence as a approach to experiment with using cleaned and flattened Tetra Pak cartons rather than wooden or metallic plates. She layers ink onto the plastic-coated cardboard and makes use of a sort of gauze often known as a scrim to wipe away the surplus pigment. “For me, that is the playful a part of the method because the scrim creates lovely gestural marks on the Tetra Pak floor,” she says. “It’s very natural and intuitive, making every print distinctive regardless of utilizing the identical plate.”

Set on classic and painted by hand papers, the ensuing works function a recurring home with a small door on the underside proper, a chimney, and an outsized chook perched on the roof. Whereas the ink colours and pictures change, the central construction stays fixed and evokes the houses of Stubb’s native Holmfirth, a small city nestled within the Holme Valley. The land’s steep elevation implies that many homes are constructed on angles, with their backyards at window-level fairly than floor. “The fantastic thing about that is while you’re sitting in your again backyard, you get pleasure from breathtaking views over your rooftop,” the artist says, sharing:

‘Ova tops,’ to be mentioned in broad Yorkshire tones, you’ll be able to see a chook’s eye view of the Holme Valley and Black Hill, a part of the Peak District and the tough fringe of Saddleworth Moor, a view that’s develop into a comforting touchstone and one I by no means tire of. I needed my printmaking for example the character of the houses embedded into this panorama, together with the birds which sit on their stone rooftops mulling over life under.

Stubbs has completed 36 of the 100 prints within the sequence, lots of which she shares on Instagram together with glimpses into her course of and studio. Store obtainable works on Etsy.


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