Kate Owens / Plants, Webs, Splashing / Block printed textile
Plants, Webs, Splashing
Block printed textile, Solvent free inks on oyster Irish linen (fabric width: 150cm, fabric weight: 149gsm)
The textile is sold by the metre, with limited availability. Contact us for more info.
This textile is based on the block printed wall hanging ‘…and the plants and the webs and the splashing’. Owens uses an adapted block printing method in which the block is replaced with a wooden sandal. Designs are walked across the fabric using choreographed movement and body weight to transfer ink to cloth. Through this way of working, the prints become intimate records of the physical making experience. In this particular print, part of the block is removed with a chop saw as the design is printed. The result is a progressive pattern that changes from left to right.
Watch the process in the film above.
'…and the plants, and the webs and the splashing’ 2020
Kate Owens & Kimberley O’Neill
made with support from TOAST residency programme in partnership with the Crafts Council.