On several prints are the words 'Ways to count the Dead' using the title from the poem that I used as some of my initial inspiration for the project. I would like to make more prints using other lines from the poem. I am also working on doing some writing of my own that I would ultimately like to include in a print.
One print features some words printed with the small rubber stamp set I got for Christmas. I have written 'It's not the responsibility of the US Government to count the dead' This is based on a line from the poem. I think that line gives an interesting contrast because of how the graph shows that the US government DO count the dead - and it appears that they get it wrong - yet the death toll they report is the one that people hear.
I believe that is wrong.
I am working to produce a piece of work for Al Mutanabbi St 'Absence and Presence'. It has to be a piece of printmaking. I am hoping to continue working with screen printing once we go back to Uni. I am going to start experimenting with collage, using layers of image, colour and words to make a base for the print. I want to work on communicating that my work isn't just 'pretty pictures' of dots and crosses but that it has a deeper meaning - even if that meaning stays hidden.