Another artist that I found while researching was Stef Mitchell who creates really beautiful monopolists using nature and flowers. I really love the look of his work, how the details and texture of each plant he’s used is perfectly printed onto paper. I was really taken with these works and wanted to try this out for myself.
I selected two different parts of plants from my garden and using black oil paint, rollered the ink onto the plants and sandwiched them between two sheets of cartridge paper with a heavy boom on top. From each inking of the flower I took two prints. The black ink reat makes the detail of each print stand out, each is a beautifully intricate print of nature.
Another artists which I came across was Élisabeth Couloigner. She creates truly beautiful sketch books filled with intricate and stunning samples of her experiments with mark-making, Her use of marks, colour blending and endless techniques I don’t even know about, are inspiring and I will definitely be looking back to this artist when tackling many further work.
While researching artists to gather ideas and inspiration I came across Heather Wilson. She creates stunning weaving into which she incorporates found objects. The piece of work that inspired me was a combination of colours and textures and objects that to me, symbolise nature.
Once I saw this my brain went into overdrive on way in which I could create weavings that looked like this. I had never thought of adding found objects into a weaving, not that I had done much weaving beforehand. So I set about looking up on blogs the different way in which people weave and started to create my own Heather Wilson inspired piece.
My weaving sample using different textured threads, string and natural found objects.