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Creator:
Dilnot, John, book artist.
Title(s):

Pond life.

Published/Created:
Made in Eastbourne : John Dilnot, 2014.
Physical Description:
[12] pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2015 26a
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
© John Dilnot
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Cover title.
Artist's book. Digital book. Inkjet and rubber stamps, stitched, edition of 200.
Also issued as nine screen printed sheets in a screen printed folio within a box with a screen printed label.
"The jar, being the container for these specimens, is a neat line drawing. I wanted this to contrast with the contents of the jar which I wanted to be full, colourful and chaotic. The creatures are a selection of magnified, largely microscopic pond dwellers and not the newts, frogs and sticklebacks that you might expect. Firstly, the colour for pond water was printed with texture to give the water an uneven look. It was over printed with different colours (up to four printings) to add to the density, achieve variations in the colour and hopefully to create the effect of cloud mud. The under colour and line printings for the creatures used a range of bright colours to contrast with the water. The colours are mixed in with each other, in some instances producing a marbled effect and while very similar, each print from the edition is a little different. For the final printing for the line of the jar, I mixed green and silver ink."--Artist's description of the work.
Imprint from colophon.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 31 of 200. British Art Center collection also includes the version issued as 9 prints (29 x 25 cm): Folio A 2015 26.
Subject Terms:
Artists' book -- Great Britain.
Freshwater animals.
Pond animals.
Ponds
Form/Genre:
Artists' books.
Rubber stamp art.
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