Maker's Details - Trenchard, Priscilla

I am predominantly working as a printmaker using processes of collograph, etching, laser etching, smoke printing and monoprint.

Category: Printmaking
Website: www.priscillatrenchard.com
Email: Pjtrenchard55@googlemail.com

I am predominantly working as a printmaker using processes of collograph, etching, laser etching, smoke printing and monoprint. I like to experiment with the print process, to discover what substances, other than ink, might produce a print I often combine different print processes or fragments of prints within the work, along with found objects. I have just completed a MA in Multi-disciplinary print at the Faculty of Creative Arts at the University of the West of England. My work is influenced by landscape and a sense of place. I am a member of the Pebblebeds Project, an interdisciplinary research team headed by Professor Christopher Tilley, investigating the archaeological and historic landscape of East Devon. Last summer the team excavated a Bronze Age cairn, scraping back the layers of soil and pebbles, documenting each layer, measuring, weighing, and colour coding each pebble. A pyre was found at the centre the cairn, and different stories evolved with each new observation I created two on-site artworks during the dig, and they remain in the landscape. However, the pyre has become central to my studio-based work, I am interested in the transience of objects, the traces of original forms as they are transformed into other elements through fire, and the ethereal quality of smoke Fire and smoke have been used as drawing and printing tools. The artwork is produced through an archaeological approach: piecing together fragments, leaving the viewer to make connections.


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