FMC residency

peach blossoms
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: lambda print on metallic paper, 2007 380 x 1080 mm, edition 15… Read More

peach blossoms
lonely as a cloud
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: silk screen, 2007 380 x 1080 mm, edition 20 photographed by Christo Doherty… Read More

lonely as a cloud
songlines
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: stone lithograph and silk screen gloss, 2007 380 x 1080 mm, edition 12 photographed by Christo Doherty… Read More

songlines
dispersed terrain
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: lambda print on metallic paper, 2007 1080 x 380 mm, edition 15… Read More

dispersed terrain
in, and around
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: lambda print on metallic paper, 2007 380 x 1080 mm, edition 15… Read More

in, and around
autumnal Dublin
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: lambda print on metallic paper, 2007 380 x 1080 mm, edition 15… Read More

autumnal Dublin
counterpoint
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: stone lithograph and woodcut, 2007 380 x 1080 mm, edition 6 photographed by Christo Doherty… Read More

counterpoint
'counterpoint' inked woodcut
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: at the Frans Masereel Centre, Belgium. Work by nathaniel stern, printed by Zhane Warren, published by Art on Paper Gallery, johannesburg, 2007… Read More

'counterpoint' inked woodcut
fluttering, after Wordsworth
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: silk screen, 2007 380 x 1080 mm, edition 20 photographed by Christo Doherty… Read More

fluttering, after Wordsworth
floating world
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: dry point and engraving, 2007 1080 x 380 mm, edition 12 photographed by Christo Doherty… Read More

floating world
all at once
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: lambda print on metallic paper, 2007 380 x 1080 mm, edition 15… Read More

all at once
curating 'fluttering, after Wordsworth'
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: silk screen, 2007 1080 x 380, edition 20… Read More

curating 'fluttering, after Wordsworth'
'lonely as a cloud' silk screen (this o…
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: at the Frans Masereel Centre, Belgium. Work by nathaniel stern, printed by Zhane Warren, published by Art on Paper Gallery, johannesburg, 2007… Read More

'lonely as a cloud' silk screen  (this o…
floating world detail
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: dry point and engraving, 2007 1080 x 380 mm, edition 12… Read More

floating world detail
'fluttering' silk screen in progress (f…
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: at the Frans Masereel Centre, Belgium. Work by nathaniel stern, printed by Zhane Warren, published by Art on Paper Gallery, johannesburg, 2007… Read More

'fluttering' silk screen in progress  (f…
Fall Composition
nathaniel s

nathaniel s posted a photo: stone lithograph, 2007 395 x 325 mm, edition 20 photographed by Christo Doherty… Read More

Fall Composition

Atelier Artist in Resident
Frans Masereel Centre
, Belgium
prints published by Art on Paper Gallery, Johannesburg

In July of 2007, I worked with printmaker Zhane Warren to complete eleven new performative prints, while on residence at the Frans Masereel Centre in Belgium. These are part of my ongoing Compressionism series: a digital performance and analog archive. The ‘seed’ images were created a few months earlier, by traversing the Irish landscape with a desktop scanner, computer and custom-made battery pack: for example, I scanned slowly around a curved bed of daffodils, made swooping gestures while entrenched in berry bushes, and followed a trail of Autumn’s falling leaves. The resultant, paper-sized files were later stretched, cropped and colored on my laptop, then produced as editioned, archival lambda prints on metallic paper.

Similar to my work with Jillian Ross at the David Krut Print Workshop in Johannesburg, we then took details from the digital prints and iteratively re-made them; I used a computer to sketch out some possibilities, and then more traditional printmaking processes for the final editions: stone lithography, silk screen, woodcut, drypoint and engraving. Here, the dialogs between virtual and actual, performance and art work, are archived as a suite of material objects.