Assignment four – Sorting

Now I have a decent amount of prints that I am happy with I need to sort them and decide which I will mount for assessment. I have already decided not to include prints that I consider were done as an experiment eg. the first collage print block or the mark making monotype prints. These and any others that I don’t choose to mount as final prints will go in a separate file as they are still useful to look back on; below are the prints I have decided to take forward. I will try to explain why I have chosen them below:

The first three prints were all drawn onto the plate, they are all from the second set of prints that I did and I have chosen them as although they all use the same source, they show how much difference different techniques make. Each one is truly different from the next and they all show a different atmosphere as if you had visited the same beach on different days.



My next print is my favourite of all the prints I did. Many will find it boring but I love the way it is so simple yet conveys so much. I really get the sense of a beach, it also has an aged quality to it rather like it had been pulled from an old book


The next two prints all have a very different feel about them. More modern and contemporary. Still simple, they would look great embroidered.


This print although not as technically good as the last three gives the feeling of bladder wrack floating in the sea, it is quite delicate and has some movement which I particularly like20170125_082854

This next set had to be included purely for their detail. they are simply fascinating to look really closely at.


Most of the collatype prints I have included actually come from the first set of prints that I did. Although the second set were clearer and sharper I prefer the texture and colour conveyed in these, particularly the ones using grasses that looked a little boring in just one colour.


As with the other beach scenes above it is interesting to see the different effects created by the same print block purely by using different techniques or even just different amounts of paint!




About Julie Hooker

Having recently returned to my roots in Surrey, I am currently studying a BA Hons degree with the OCA. My work is often inspired by the local countryside in the beautiful Surrey Hills area and the wild rugged nature of the North Cornish coast. Steam engines and abandoned industrial history are also recent themes. A free machine embroiderer and felt maker; I like to explore the use of natural, found materials to create my art, whether that be as raw materials to stitch or weave with or as a material with which to produce dye or print with. Previously, I completed City and Guilds parts 1 & 2 Creative Embroidery at the East Berkshire College in Windsor in 2007. I was also awarded first place in the wearable art section of the National Quilt Championships 2008 and 2009 held annually at Sandown Park.
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