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Jo Biggadike

Jo Biggadike

'Summer Haze'

My work focuses on my connection with the surrounding rural landscape. Walking has become an important part of my process; I want to capture the feeling that a place evokes, and it is as much about the emotion of a place as it is about the visual elements. All my work is created from my drawings whilst out walking. From these, I create my limited edition Collagraph and Lino-cut prints. I originally studied Textile Design at Chelsea School of Art and worked as a designer specialising in furnishing prints for 8 years where I created designs for fabrics and wallpapers.

I wanted to move away from the more commercial printing processes of the Textile Industry and to a more handcrafted and personal way of making prints. My new methods of working give me this freedom. Collagraph is similar technique to etching but uses nontoxic methods and natural materials to create the printing plate. I enjoy the rich textures and atmosphere you can create within Collagraph. The individual inking for each print creates unique variations within each edition.

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