Next workshop, printmaking.
block printing ink
The first method of printmaking: we start off drawing an image on the sheet of coloured paper then pressed against the acetate sheet with block printing ink
Then carrying on using the previous print that was made from the acetate sheet and add a new sheet of paper then press against it, soon when releasing the negative space of the image from the acetate will be printed on.
The reason why I have chosen to draw an elephant is due to a recent video and photos I saw on national geographic that the elephant was slaughtered alive and their teeth were pulled out. The graphic images remain in my mind that mankind should stop endangering animals , they have caused us no harm but peace. If instead put ourselves in their shoes we wouldn’t like that
Then I repeated the process, but a with different drawing on it.
The following printing is a Chinese writing and it 野草 means ‘weed’, the reason why I have written is that my mum’s restaurant name and it means so much to her which I am proud of. The meaning behind the name is that weeds grow fast and rapidly in the wild , they are strong no matter in what condition. Hence is what my mum’s restaurant’s aim is to be strong and hoping to open more and more restaurants.