The unusual arrangement of rocks on the land is often the only visible sign that people were living there. In each of these prints the arrangement of the rocks is different suggesting different ways in which the land was used. The environment is starting to reassert itself with grass obscuring the rock and rocks starting to topple from the pyramid.
These lithographs were made at the Artist’s Press, a world-class print workshop outside White River in Mpumalanga, in collaboration with master printer Mark Attwood. Collaboration means that the artist is free to follow the creative process without being too restricted by the technicalities of printmaking.
Even so, it was quite a leap from oil painting (and it’s almost unrestricted possibilities) to the process of making a lithograph. Mark says a big challenge in the collaborative process is to find a way in which the artist (particularly painters) can work that is close to the way in which she paints. The approach we settled on is described on each page, quoted from the documentation that accompanies the lithographs. This process was very exciting and had me scratching with sticks from the garden and orange bags from the storeroom, and rubbing and dragging the ink with old rags!
The Artists' Press has a very informative website www.artprintsa.com