Here’s another “packaging” monoprint. This was made using an empty box of tissues.
This is a tower block on the South bank of the river Thames, seen from the North bank. That’s the river in the foreground.
Here is the “plate”, before printing:
I have sketched this tower block here:
It’s due for demolition. So using discarded packaging to make an image of this building seemed to be appropriate. The building, though made of concrete and steel, is yet ephemeral, like my fragile plate.
I made the print on “Gampi smooth” paper from Shepherds of London. This handmade paper is thin, translucent, and has small inclusions and imperfections as you see on this detail photo:
The sky in this part of London is never empty. There are always seagulls, falling leaves, windswept paper, aeroplanes, police helicopters. And rain.
The ink for this print is Charbonnel F66 Black traditional etching ink from Intaglio Printmakers. I made the print at East London Printmakers on the Henderson etching press.
Here are some other prints made using the same technique: