'Branches - purple' screen print.
Printed on 300gsm Somerset Satin paper.
Paper measures 38cm x 56cm.
Signed, titled and numbered in an edition of 7.
This print is part of a small series of works to investigate the use of layering, colour blends and texture in screen print to elicit an ethereal, eerie and potentially dizzying sensation. The mature trees of Greville Smyth Park were used in this investigation. Photographic halftones were used to show the texture of the bark with the intention of evoking haptic memory.
About the artist:
Fiona Hamilton is a Bristol based printmaker. Her work explores the ecological sublime and an appreciation of the majesty of nature. She uses detailed intaglio etching, drypoint, lithography and chine collé to draw the viewer into an ethereal landscape that has an impact on our sense of place in relation to the natural world. She uses primarily black and white with natural tones of chine collé and sometimes layers of lithographic texture to introduce warmth to the stark palette and to invoke a sublime emotional connection. She works from sketches, photographs, notes and memory to create her prints.
Fiona has an MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking from The University of the West of England (2023). Previously she studied Graphic Fine Art at Canterbury (2002) and established Soma Gallery in 2004.