Cardiff Print Workshop members have been invited to exchange prints with artists based in Grenoble, France where one of our members previously worked.
The workshop in France is called “Le Geste et L’empreinte
”, and is run by artist, Anne-Laure Heritier Blanc, who currently leads printmaking sessions at the workshop on a monthly basis for a dozen or so people. See her website here
I was paired with Marie-Noelle, who primarily etches onto tetrapack. This is the print she sent to me in response to one of my graffiti bottle series cyanotypes. She wrote: A bottle in street art style that only remains a reflection of a peaceful garden.
This is the cyanotype I sent in return. It is from my ‘Genie in the Bottle’ series, made using vintage bottles and figures taken from ancient Persian and Indian manuscripts.
Children’s Storytelling and Art Course, Week four. The children were interested in the concept of having two heads after hearing the Indian folktale about a bird with two heads that can’t agree. They drew pictures of themselves with the head of something or someone they would or would not like to be attached to and we discussed story ideas around what it would be like to sleep/go to school/get dressed etc.
Some responses to the story of the birth of Ganesha, and how he got his elephant head.
Some other Gods, Goddesses, and a demon created using an inverted stencil as a starting point.