Shifting Sand

A series of 6 prints exploring movement and light in opals.

Shifting Sand 2 in bright green, red and pale pink, on Moulin de Larroque Lys paper. One of a series of 6 mono screen prints inspired by the movement found in opals.

The series is called ‘Shifting Sand’ because its about my exploration of the movement of light within opals.  

 

Opals are a simple combination of silica and water, the colour seen in opals being created by the interference of the passage of light through the stone by the presence of small spheres of silica gel.
Shifting Sand 3 in bright yellow, violet and pale green, on Moulin de Larroque Lys paper. One of a series of 6 mono screen prints inspired by the movement found in opals.
Shifting Sand 4 in bright blue, yellow, pink and pale green, on Moulin de Larroque Lys paper. One of a series of 6 mono screen prints inspired by the movement found in opals.

Screen printing using highly textured handmade paper I worked with an open screen and small squeegees - exploring different methods of mark making to create a sense of movement.

There are six mono-screen prints in the series.

Shifting Sand 6 in bright green, pink and silver, on Moulin de Larroque Lys paper. One of a series of 6 mono screen prints inspired by the movement found in opals.
Shifting Sand 5 in bright green, pink and bronze, on Moulin de Larroque Lys paper. One of a series of 6 mono screen prints inspired by the movement found in opals.
Each measures 26 x 66 cm.  Printed on Moulin de Larroque 250gsm Lys. Framed size: 38 x 80cm.