Hand Pulled Screenprints
A childhood existence in London’s schismatic commuter belt has inspired Kerry Eggleton to explore and express the juxtaposition of nature and metropolis through the medium of print. Her pieces capture the inherent, yet unassuming beauty of the spaces created by the convergence of both worlds.
This duality is reflected in the multi-layered process of creating Kerry’s prints where photographs and found imagery are first digitally manipulated, then the image split into colour layers and manually developed onto screens using light sensitive emulsion. These screens are then used to print with inks onto fabric or paper, layer by layer, to recreate the images by hand. Through this process Kerry transforms the initial precision of the digital image into a vibrant piece of art; using a wider range of colours, techniques and finishes.
Kerry’s work encourages you to take stock, look around and open your eyes to the simple beauty of the everyday world from the intricate details of man’s creations to the graceful forms found in nature – the arc of a building, the bough of a tree or the shifting palettes of the sky. It will give you a whole new perspective.