There are two weeks left in ‘Freepoint Hotel X Maud Morgan Arts’ exhibition. Last week two of our participating artists, Amy McGregor-Radin and Ponnappa Prakkamul brought their materials to the Freepoint Hotel‘s ‘secret garden’ for a demonstration. A great way to show artists, and non artists just exactly what their practices are.
Ponnapa who currently is currently participating in a residency in Watertown’s Plumbing Museum. “I call it “Unconventional Drawing Medium”. I use found materials from the scenes or places that I am drawing either as a tool or as drawing medium. The medium for each drawing changes according to the landscape condition of each place. Primary media is soil, river water, and plant material. Currently at the Plumbing Museum, I am exploring the use of different types of rust that oxidizes in varying humidity to draw. The part that I like the most is the process of finding a canvas for them. I usually start simple, using paper first and see how the materials react. Then, I move to fabric, wood, and metal. For rust, I love to see how it slowly reacts to different environmental conditions through time which is very similar to plants.” Read more about her process in this interview published by the The Plumbing Museum here.
Amy McGrego Radin explained to our audience the origin in which ‘white line’ mono printing became popular, “Devised by Provincetown artists in the early 1900’s, the white line woodcut method involves incising wood with a design, hand-painting each shape on the board, and transferring the color to paper using a traditional printer’s barren or other tool to create pressure. While a given design can be printed many times over each print is done one at a time and is unique.” To see more examples of Amy’s work, please visit her website by clicking here!
Special thanks to Cambridge Community Television for coming out and capturing the event. We’ll keep you posted on where you can find the video!