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art photography

featured artist – Deano

Today – a look at recent work by Deano, also called Mark Stewart-Deane. You can come and see his ‘Hauntological Dimensions’ triptych (pictured here) at our Fine Art Summer Show in the old Top Shop, St Catherine’s Walk, Carmarthen, from 10-17 July 2021. Other works from his ‘Extraordinary the Disconnect’ series are being shown online […]

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photography

mountain

patient rain, the smell of dust dampening, orchids, and other midsummer flowerings.

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artists books photography

a book of letters

A small gallery of photos of the final version of one of my books of letters, made from photographs of Mynydd Llangyndeyrn and letters I had written to myself. They are hand printed, using cyanotype print processes and toned with green tea, and I am very pleased with the work.

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art photography

photographs

Photographs of the work are not the work, they are a representation of the work. It can become complex, layered, enfolded. I take a digital photograph using my mobile phone. I get a print shop to print it, and then I draw on it, and screen print words onto it, in layers. Then, I try […]

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painting photography

mixed-media works

I’ve been printing short randomised parts from my notebook onto small mixed-media photos and watercolour paintings, to make pieces of work in response to walking through the winter months at the mountain at dusk. In order to do it, I’ve been working on improving my screen printing skills, and finding a good way to set […]

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artists books photography

concertina book, cyanotype prints

A trial or prototype for a concertina book, using images of my photos and letters.

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artists books photography

mountain scrolls

Today some small experiments – making scroll forms from one of my prints. By unrolling the taller one, you can read the writing: a paragraph from one of my letters to myself: Yesterday you wrote about the strangeness, the unfamiliarity of the ordinary. This is a fundamental perception, that we don’t know reality until we […]

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art photography

Cyanotypes again!

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cyanotype

Today I used a photocopier and slide (acetate) transparencies to make negatives for a photographic print process called cyanotype. You may have seen cyanotype used for botanical prints (a 19th century pioneer of the method was Anna Atkins, who made books of algae prints). [For botanical prints no negatives are needed – instead the plants […]

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art photography

photos with gold

working on these gilded photos again…