INKQ Edition #8


Over the course of eight issues INKQ has evolved in ways that we could not have imagined 2 years ago and we have seen a quiet transformation in both the content and the presentation. Although Blue is still a dominant theme, other colours and subject matter have established themselves and INKQ has found its artistic and scientific voice.

Issue Eight presents 9 diverse and eclectic contributors. Meredith Woolnough delights us with her exquisite embroidered interpretations of leaves. An approach which contrasts directly with Laura Ellen Bacon’s intriguing and huge organic sculptures. These offer an interesting counterpoint to Dail Benennah’s geometrical and mathematically influenced 3 dimensional maps. More accurately, they are segments of maps which draw on time and place to depict their location.

There is a dark and foreboding beauty which draws the viewer in to Sarah Gillespie’s landscape photography and we are particularly pleased to showcase 2 pieces of her work.

Richard Kirby’s study of plankton takes us away from land based art and into the beauty to be found in the oceans. Sculptor Gary Breeze combines sculpture and botany to surprising effect in one of his best known pieces; Antithesis of Sarcophagi.His delicate typographic designs adds a classical note to his work.

Russel Jackson talks us through the possibilities offered by 3D printing on a commercial scale. His 3d interpretation of audio via a spectrogram is a particularly interesting development.

We are particularly pleased to be able to showcase images of Mona Caron’s work. Her enormous botanically themed murals created on the sides of buildings are awesome and truly inspirational.

Our 2 centrespreads in this issue are split between Farkhondeh Ahmadzadeh and JR Shepherd. Farkhondeh has contributed a series of Persian influenced illuminated calligraphic manuscripts. Stunning in their artistry and originality.

As always, we are delighted to be able to showcase a stand-alone piece of work by JR Shepherd. From her study of Blue, Twenty Seven degrees is a piece of quiet translucent beauty. At two thirds size of the original, this print is ready to be framed and admired.

Printed on recycled, lightweight paper, this quarterly publication is designed to be a piece of art in itself; contemporary and modern. Practical yet collectible.


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