After the Print Parade #2 meeting, I went back to finish my new alugraph plate and printed it.
Here's what I have managed to pull so far.
As usual, Tape would advise me to take note of being sensitive to the medium, as some prints produced were still dirty. Yet, he still reminded me that every print I made captured my soul. (This is how I will remember Tape and his beautiful mind. )
Oh well... the moral of the story is that I still need to have more attention to detail.
I have to say that this residency had given me a couple of breakthroughs so far.
For instance, I would have never created something like the recent work. It was 'sketchy', but it worked!
I realised that the challenges along the way helped to forge creativity and the experiments that failed along the way contributed to a determination to produce. I learnt from my understanding with speaking to this technique is that it does not allow for fine detailed work to be printed easily. Hence, I switched to a more quick way of rendering on the plate where plates were created in under 5 minutes, and extreme switch from the first technique, which, I have yet to complete.
I kind of like this change. It is very liberating. I also understand why Tape had been telling me to 'be free' from the start. And the intimate lecture about line = life .
Matur Nuwun Tape, for your patience with a stubborn student like me.
I was also presented this apron, skillfully handmade overnight by Rully.
Matur Nuwun Rully, for always being so encouraging.