For this years Metric Collective Pop Up shop on Columbia Road I created two brand new digital prints.
AND HERE THEY ARE!:
I have named them Untitled Portal Blue & Untitled Portal Red – very creative, i know.
Both have a fish scale background, Red Snapper and Mackerel if you are interested. The symmetry is more complex then my pervious and contains of multiple layers.
Usually my circular print like this are more random, I never start out thinking what would be the centre and how it might look after i have mirrored it… this time however i had a plan. I wanted something that would look like a portal or a sphere when seen from afar, something a little more 3 dimensional. I went from dark to light, not just in colour but also in subject matter… slugs, bugs and worms in the dark, and flowers and butterflies in the light. I might revers these one day, use some lovely white slugs etc.
Printed them on 20×30″, on lovely velvety photorag. It makes the backs look stunning.
Might post some details in the future.
Check it out!
94 COLUMBIA ROAD
LONDON E2 7QB
Metric is a collective of thinkers and doers, designers and makers who believe in the strength of co-creativity to engage and empower.
This project was nominated Design of the year 2013 by the Design Museum, London.
The Me+You wrapping paper from Frinton Press was the impressive result of a collaborative print project. Submitted artists’ work were selected and paired together, each hand printed piece of kraft paper has one work in white and the other in black.
Danny Espinoza is a multi disciplinary artist and designer who creates work which is bold in simplicity yet holds a sense of obscurity through meaning.
SKEV A.K.A. James Skevington is a graphic designer turned illustrator and artist who uses a heady combination of geometric patterns with bold colour palettes. He will be showing both his risograph prints and creating the installation for the shop window.
Naomi makes fluid forms in jewellery, working in wood and perspex she highlights the intricacy and interplay of space within her pieces.
Ina creates digital prints that explore the nature of beauty and disgust, focusing on the areas where they overlap. Her symmetrical work is created using a mixture of digital and traditional techniques. This year Ina will be showcasing new work created exclusively for Metric.
Contemporary jeweller, John Moore, creates his unique pieces from anodised aluminium. Colour, form, movement and tactility, are combined harmoniously to create new forms of jewellery that are visually striking, extremely wearable, and charged with positivity.
Boy, oh boy, it sure has been quiet here for a while. For multiple reasons:
1: I went on holiday
2: Work got crazy (im talking 15h days 15 days straight crazy)
3: Work got normal, i needed a break.
4: I started working on something i still can’t share.
5: I started working on something im about to share (see below)
6: Some people had babies they need cards and stuff.
7: I cut my finger. See below below for graphic image (warning: graphic image)
New work for Metric summer pop up on Columbia Rd opening tomorrow! (more to follow)
I cut my finger at work and had to have 6 stitches and the nail taken off (its back on now, temporarily)
I’m thinking it should be in a new print.
Nail now black and red. Named it.Frankenfinger.
Here is another picture from the shop to help you get over the trauma of my finger.