Traditional and Digital Prints

LETTERPRESS DIGITAL PRINTS- In the Goldilock Zone

In 2016 I have conversed with researchers Nikku Madhuhusdhan (University Lecturer in Astrophysics) and Ryan MacDonald (PhD candidate in Astronomy and shortlisted for a one way flight to Mars) as part of the Pint of Science Festival in Cambridge. Through shared conversations they explained their research to me on their search for possibilities of life on far- off planets. I created art in response to our exchange, inspired by their creative analysis of data and reinterpreting it as data-code-pattern-text using a print technique that is analogue by nature, old fashioned (letterpress), imperfect and and beautiful!

 

'Galaxy' Digital Letterpress Print  By Diana Scarborough

‘Galaxy’ Digital Letterpress Print by Diana Scarborough

'Goldilocks Zone Process ' Digital Letterpress Print  By Diana Scarborough

‘Goldilocks Zone Process ‘ Digital Letterpress Print by Diana Scarborough

'White Noise  Digital Letterpress Print by Diana Scarborough

‘White Noise Digital Letterpress Print by Diana Scarborough

 

 

I completed a 3 year Masters in Printmaking obtained at the Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom in 2012. I experimented with many techniques but favoured the older printmaking methods of etching and letterpress for their sculptural qualities and the newest digital methods. Many of the prints are inspired by  the analogue or ancient narrative so I am purposefully re-visualising the old with the new.

 


Stamps on Clingfilm  create a word play  sculpture

Stamps on Clingfilm create a word play sculpture

'Ancient Morse" (2010) etching

‘Ancient Morse” (2010) etching

"Short-Medium-Long Blue"  (2011) Letterpress (found letters)

“Short-Medium-Long Blue” (2011) Letterpress (found letters)

Print sculpture- 132 tiles containing text that includes the word crisis

Print sculpture- 132 tiles containing text that includes the word crisis

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