prairie long poems

Pict Bridge This is the first piece in a series I've been working on (that should be on and off!) for about 2 years. Each of the pieces consists of three panels that are developed independently, then glued together. The two outside panels are 3/4" birch plywood, while the central panel is thin steel which has been bonded to plywood. The over all dimensions are 12" x 48".
In this particular piece, the right panel is a view of the River Liffey in Dublin, while the left panel is crop shelters on fields in Perthshire, Scotland. The photos were taken on the same day, the Dublin one in the morning, and the Scottish one later in the afternoon on the way to Aberdeen. The central panel is a layered image composed of scanned images of a very small porcelain figure found on a beach in Scotland, combined with lace from a curtain of a friend's house.It wasn't until I was looking at the photos from Ireland and Scotland that I noticed the similar arched forms of the bridge and crop shelters...in any case, I'd been looking for a way to bring some images together. All the work is screenprinted, but with significant additions of drawing on the plywood panels, and etching in acid with the steel central panel. The outside panels have probably 30 layers of ink, varnish and drawing, while the central panel is about six layers of ink with etching between layers. (Please click on the image...)


ainesse said...

Hello Gordon...the print in this post ....I like very much. Love the disparate nature of the images and their locations as source material. It 'd probably be heaps better to see them in the flesh. Do you travel around? I ask this because of the header photo to your blog?


GOTrick said...

Hi Aine - sorry for the delay in responding (I didn't actually see your comment until yesterday!), and thank you! I'll be posting another in this series within the next day or so. I do travel a bit, have family in Scotland. The photo in the header is from the Fraser River grasslands in British Columbia, not far from Vancouver, at an old abandoned gold mine site.