words & artwork Hannah Williams
Trees, moss and lichen figures emerged… the works evolved slowly and intuitively, building upon ideas and cultivating new ways of working. Made by the sea, in the home studio of printmaker Hanah Williams. This series of work evolved over two years and contributes to a larger collection of prints made in?collaboration with Connecticut artist Sallie Ketcham.?
Process-driven, these works incorporate elements of chance and surrender to nature and working with new mediums.?
Primarily an intaglio printmaker, this work embraces Hanah’s love of rust, metal and texture, and combines new skills in screen printing.
The steel plates were rusted by hand over a period of 4-6 weeks and layers of imagery were screen-printed onto the surface with eco-friendly inks. The imagery featured on the works were originally drawings and photographs taken during nature walks in the Adelaide hills and along the South Australian coastline.?
Hanah is an Adelaide-based artist and a printmaking educator. Her practice focuses on creating unique state prints, installations and collections. She is interested in the characteristics of etching, variation, imperfection and repetition. Hanah’s work delves into the realms of dreams, the human connection to the natural world and investigates the possibilities of what home is and can be.?She?has undertaken printmaking residencies in Mexico and the USA, and currently teaches eco-aware, printmaking workshops across Adelaide and regional South Australia.
The works were exhibited as part of Sister City II Change and can be viewed online at?https://www.praxisartspace.com/4648-2/?