In March this year I was accepted to MLitt Fine Art Practice (Printmaking) at Glasgow School of Art.
Glasgow is one of the most prestigious art schools in The UK, so I won't let a little bit of poverty keep me from attending. I've been in love with Glasgow since my first visit to see a few exhibitions, a couple of years ago. Getting accepted to GSA is pretty much a dream come true.
During my time there I intend to make full use of the seminars and tutorials to develop a tighter conceptual framework to continue pushing my practice forward once the course ends. The course is one full year (September '15- September '16), the goal being to push as much tuition into a single year course as possible.
Why do I need money?
Tuition is expensive, this one year course costs almost £5,800. Over the past two years, I have saved just about enough through work to cover this, but only this.
When I am in Glasgow I will need to survive, but more importantly, I will need to be able to buy materials.
Printmaking paper doesn't come cheap, and I'll need plenty of it.
The course is run intensively, so I will be working double overtime in the studios and workshops. So although I intend to find part-time work, I won't have enough available hours to fully support myself.
The important part. What am I going to offer in exchange for your hard-earned cash?
Rather than offer to cook you dinner, or take you on a tour somewhere, I think it would be much better to offer physical evidence of your generosity. As well as serving as a reminder of what a great person you are, these pieces will hopefully be sound investments. By helping me out now, you will be giving me the chance to develop my career as an artist. It only seems right for you to own a piece of what you would be supporting.
These will be created using a technique that I've developed over the past few years using rollers. Each postcard is unique, and will include a message of deepest gratitude on the back. (These will not be delivered in the classic postcard style, as I doubt they would survive the Royal Mail)
Small Limited Edition Lino Print
These small lino prints are made using acrylic ink on hand made cotton rag paper. The printed area is about 9 x 9 cm, on A5 paper
Soft Imaging Ware series
These mono prints are made using acrylic ink on Canson paper. The printed area is approximately 45 x 50 cm. Each print in this series is different, so I will endeavour to distribute these on a first come first serve basis.
Clandestine Game Filter series
These lino prints are made using acrylic ink and paint pen on Canson paper. The printed area is 44 x 44cm. Each print in this series is different so I will endeavour to distribute these on a first come first serve basis. Each lino block used in these prints is very small, meaning that each print is actually 64 small prints arranged to form an image.
Show Me Those Pulsing Lights series
This lino prints are made using acrylic ink on prepared 50 x 40cm boards. Each print in this series is different so I will endeavour to distribute these on a first come first serve basis. Each lino block used in these prints is very small, meaning that each print is actually 80 small prints arranged to form an image.
These prints are best when shown in sequence, so you probably want a few.
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You're also very welcome to come and say Hello in the studio, it's near Bow Church, London