the new black VII

art, teaching

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The basic theme still being the one of light and darkness, we have during this very last week been working with constellations of words and images; reading aloud the runes of Kalevala in the morning, listening to the tale of virgin Marjatta… where pagan and Christian motifs together form a Heraclitian bow.

In this further processing, we make use also of graphic techniques: dry etching on plastic sheets and printing from linoleum and wood cuts.

The suggestion has been to find images originating from one’s own reception of passages in the text, though not necessarily illustrative; to find out ways to benefit from the printing process itself; and to make a choice of at least five pictures with some kind of inner coherence – to which the students have answered in an excellent manner.

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students’ prints