In the Shadows 4

Charlotte Hodes

In the Shadows 4

Laser cut prints on Somerset Satin
52cm x 38cm
in editions of 3
published by Culford Press

Using imagery derived from the Spode Museum Trust archive of engravings, Charlotte embarked on a series of unique printworks on paper. These are developed from a number of drawings which in turn were laser cut into wood providing the matrices from which surface prints could be made. Over a period of two weeks, working at OBS, these wood blocks were printed in a variety of combinations and sequences as well as utilizing the emboss. These lasercut wood blocks provide a contrast to my usual practice of hand cutting stencils for my collages.

The imagery of women in the form of silhouettes are dressed in pattern and occupy a flat, patterned landscape save for shadows and negative forms which have as much presence as the silhouettes the