The lovely people at cafe32, 32 The Terrace, Wellington host another minu mini exhibition from March 1 to March 5.
The exhibition displays the first four print of the ‘Afternoon Tea’ series inspired by all the strange and wonderful tea parties in my favorite stories. This is the beginning of the little story introducing the characters.
One late Sunday afternoon, I am drawing at my desk when, suddenly, a large wooden door appears on the paper.
‘Knock, knock!’ I hear and, not knowing how to open the door, I reply ‘Come in!’
The door creaks open and in comes the Sunbear saying, somewhat presumptuously, ‘Tea and honey would be ﬁne!’
Knowing bears, I prepare a rather big pot of honey and mug full of hot tea.
‘Thank you! How do you like my sweater?’ asked the Sunbear, helping himself to the honey. But there is no time to admire his attire.
Another knock on the door. I wonder ‘Who will it be?’
… to be continued
Many thanks again to my wonderful friend Alix for turning my words into nice prose and many thanks to Marg & Own for supporting artist in their awesome little café.
The prints are drypoint prints on 300g etching paper (Hahnemühle), a limited edition of 12 variations, numbered and signed. Drypoint is a intaglio printmaking technique. An image is incised into a plate with a hard-pointed “needle” of sharp metal or diamond point. Traditionally, the plate was copper or zinc, but today, a clear acrylic sheet is commonly used.
For more information on drypoint prints using perspex plate see ‘How To: Drypoint on Perspex (Plexi-glass).
More images are – as always ^_^ – at Flickr.