U2. Additional content

Artist :Henry Moore

Learning with Lines

Henry Moore’s “Elephant Skull” (1969) etching involves studying, observing, and drawing the skull of a dead elephant from different angles. In his observational drawings, it seems as if he is wandering through the bones of life, exploring the beauty and fragility of existence. The sketches in his notebook reflect how I am learning to use lines the way he does.

After studying his line techniques and his way of observing the Elephant Skull, I started practising drawings of my dried mushrooms using drypoint. Since I used an aluminium sheet, I didn’t press hard enough, and the final print came out very faint. I plan to deepen the lines in future attempts.

Artist :oyce silverstone

Joyce Silverstone is an American artist whose beautiful prints I recently discovered. Her work is about nature, and she excels in using monotypes. The artist tends to present the natural and neutral characteristics of her subjects. After analyzing her creative techniques, I found that she uses PVC plates, woodcuts, drypoint, alternative relief plates, polyester plate lithography, stencils, and collages layer by layer. She says printmaking is all about touch and slowing down.

Her work is very inspiring to me. I am considering whether I could use drypoint to print the entanglement of tree branches on digital prints or combine it with my hand drawings on paper.

exhibition: When forms come alive

The exhibition “When Forms Come Alive” showcased the works of 21 artists. What impressed me was that I could see how the artists used different materials in unexpected ways to bring their works to life. For example, using water to present sharpness, and using softness to shape hardness, this sense of contrast gave me a new understanding of the use of materials and the possibilities of exploring them.