Today I’ve been working with families at The Brindley arts centre in Runcorn to celebrate the Big Draw. We’ve been using the rubber stamp technique to create drawings in the same vein as my recent ‘migrate’ works which feature arrows.
Laser cut starling shapes were stamped onto the page in black ink, building up a flocking cloud of birds inspired by roosting starlings. As children placed the stamps they were able to create interesting effects; fluttering wings with a slight twist of the stamp, a bird emerging from behind a cloud where the ink applies unevenly, or loop-the-loop flight paths from repeatedly stamping.
The finished drawing will be hung at the Brindley later this month.