Sunday, 3 December 2017

Blue Moon

More photos of Blue Moon: The photogram of a sphere, cyanotyped into a body of silk threads that are attached to and sewn into two acrylic glasses.

Capturing the luminosity within such a sculpture is just one of those things. The camera 'perceives' an image that looks quite different to what my eyes see - as if it had its own mind how to 'translate' luminosity, shades and depth into 2-D.

So, using just November's natural light filtering through the studio window, Blue Moon became the object to familiarize myself with the manual settings of our camera and thus improve my 'translation' skills.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

New blog:

between the lines is a growing archive of texts - texts that accompany me and I keep returning to, lines that make me muse and think.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Globe's sister

A dream come true: Globe's sister so to speak - but while the former has been screen-printed, Blue Moon is cyanotyped: white silk-threads have been dyed with a photosensitive solution and exposed to sunlight. In other words - the sphere has been 'blue-printed' into a body of white silk-threads that are sewn to two acrylic glasses.
Depending on lighting the blue varies from royal blue to a dark cyan.
Thus, this was - and is - a photo challenge too.


silk-thread, acrylic glass, weights (sash window)
33cm x 33cm x 82cm (109cm including weights)
Read more about the process here.
see also Themes / Process (May- September 2017)

Saturday, 30 September 2017


After a lengthy exposure period - it turned autumn and sun light is receding... this threaded silk piece has been processed as any cyanotype / photo / photogram:

stop(bath) - rinse and dry

PS: this was four years ago - a layered version.

Friday, 22 September 2017

image source

“An artist is not special. An artist is an ordinary person who can take ordinary things and make them special.”
Ruth Asawa

Saturday, 19 August 2017


another three-d negative: a black rubber ball embedded into white silk threads. My hands and body slowly but surely learning how to move, twist and pull, tie and sew a single thread of silk (in)to two opposing acrylic glasses; until eventually… my fingers become fluent.

About 10'000knots and 4km of silk thread later, ready to be 'blue printed', so that what is light becomes dark and what is dark becomes light.

find more images here

Thursday, 20 July 2017


In my studio, a while ago. Loom and screen-print table teamed up and harnessed like horse and cart. It could be an installation… It was the printing of Globe.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

it works!

White silk-threads - cyanotyped. Dyed and processed as a whole body. It works. This is a study - to find out just this. - Nice to watch how over time the blue becomes more and more saturated.
The white shape is spheric - but slightly distorted and asymmetric, on purpose.

12cm x 12cm x 44cm
silk threads (cyanotyped) / PET / bicycle tube / steel

By the way, find more about the process in previous two posts.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

3-d cyano print

Exposure to sun light and...
...rinse and developing bath.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Work in progress

In the studio, developing a 3-dimensional negative - a test-run for a new piece.

A block of silk-threads. A black roundish shape - integrated within the threads. Soon to be dyed and exposed to sun light...

Monday, 20 March 2017


left: Lichtenberg figure from "über elektrische Entladungsfiguren auf photographischen Platten" by Anton Blümel (Berlin, 1898)
center : Hiroshi Sugimoto, 'Talbotized 011', 2012
right: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lightning Field photograph from 'The Long Never, 2008

from St Ellock's page

Friday, 17 March 2017

Friday, 17 February 2017

Friday, 13 January 2017

Nylon thread, acrylic glasse, light (LED), weight (steel) 12 x 36 x 200 cm

Part of Ferens Art Gallery's 2017 Open exhibition in Hull

13 January to 12 March 2017