Hypnotic State

This is probably the final piece created for 2015, a hypnotic state, for a client in the US.

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The piece returns to a theme of shattered glass that I used in the Inkd Gallery exhibition Fragile a number of years back – I am fascinated by optics and also how best to convey them in this medium.  The thing about drawing glass is that it has very little form or shape itself.  It’s interesting, the way in which it displaces the things round it.

I’m excited about expanding the palette with a new range of calligraphy inks with a more intense colour base too and I discovered a number of new techniques working this new commission – one of which was to enhance the immediate and visceral graphite lines by tracing over them deliberately with fountain pen.  There is something about the contrast of the two marks together on the page that I find really exciting, one is the chaos of the free line that comes from the subconscious, and the second is the very deliberate line, that follows the same path but in a different way.  There is a repetition about the process but also a contrast in the approach, and for me it really helps draw attention and give importance to the parts of the work that are more spontaneous and automatic.

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Adding geometric detail in amber ink
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Ink detail, with ‘enhanced ‘ graphite lines
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Outlining and enhancing with calligraphy ink
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Natural ink separation with surface pattern added in fountain pen
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Creating solid forms from accidental marks

Xmas Voucher & String Theory

Here’s a little Xmas offer for those still following the blog

String Theory is now available from the Shop here and if you use the voucher code spring50 there is £50 off, for the first 12 orders only

Thanks so much for following the work and looking forward to seeing where it goes with you in 2016.

Carne

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24 Hour Print Flash Sale

Delighted to be launching the print ‘Inner Worlds’ price starts from just $25 at 10:30am PST or 6:30pm GMT today, 4th December.

http://derbby.com/carnegriffiths/innerworlds

Prices increase by $1 on each sale – get in early 😉

Inner Worlds by Carne Griffiths (Custom) (2)
Dimensions: 16″w x 20″h  Archival Ink (Pigment Based) printed on 330 g/m2 Epson Hot Press Bright White Paper

Mystery Postcard Set

Here’s a few pics of work from 2015 turned into a postcard set.

You can purchase the set online here

Each piece is printed onto 350gsm board and has a postcard layout on the reverse with details about the original piece.  The postcards form an edition of 3500 cards, each card is hand signed by my fair hand and editioned in the left hand corner in pencil.  Furthermore – you can choose a personalised hand drawn envelope for these postcards making them an ideal gift or stocking filler for xmas.  Thanks for following the blog and sorry I’ve been away so long 🙂2015 set smallString Theory PostcardFly PostcardRara Avis postcard

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