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Today I completed this piece of work which is the first of a series of 3. This time I had them printed on pearl paper so I could see how the surface reacted when I worked over it. I discovered that like the gloss paper it responded best when I dissolved the ink. It is currently on display in the window

Jane Ward digital print on pearl paper

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This piece I had printed on a gloss paper to see how the surface would respond when I worked over it by hand. Unlike the piece on matt paper this responded well when I dissolved the ink

Jane Ward digital print on gloss paper

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When I have finished making a new piece of work on the computer I usually get it printed on canvas. I then start to work over the surface dissolving and manipulating the ink by hand

I would like to see how it works on paper and I am going to use some of my residency time to explore this a little

Below are details of two pieces I am currently working on in the arts office. The first one is printed on matt paper and the second on gloss

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detail of digital print on matt paper

detail of digital print on gloss paper

I am one of 3 artists in residence at 76 John St and will be there until the 20th of July 2012.
At the moment I am working with digital print. My work is constructed from the digital photographs I take which have been repeatedly broken down and collaged, creating images of imaginary, fragmentary, and transient land/cityscapes. Once the work has been printed the ink is dissolved and manipulated by hand, leaving traces of earlier forms and injecting the works with a sense of memory and the passage of time. These cityscapes, villages, rural and industrial settings are both familiar and disturbing as they allude to the cycles of destruction and regeneration witnessed in our everyday surroundings.

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Jane Ward Stream 90x120cm

Every morning I like to take our dog for a walk in the wood. Last monday I woke up to a snow covered landscape and couldnt wait to get out for a walk. I brought my camera with me and took some photos of the snow in the wood. I was thinking about how I love walking in the morning when it is so peaceful and quiet and I was also thinking about ceramics. An idea, a drawing, a feeling revealed itself to me and when I got into the studio I immedaitely started drawing with charcoal.

This was the starting point for me and I continued to make more drawings this time using watercolours.

Mary Butler saw the drawings and I spoke to her about the ceramic installation I want to make. She was really helpful and offered me lots of advice on making a mock up to get the feel for the scale of the ceramic installation.

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The aim and focus of the Art Residency at No. 76 is to enable the successful applicant to research and develop their practice. Other aims of the residency are to: give insights into how and why artists create their work, build relationships and further promote the Arts, provide an awareness and further appreciation of the Arts, cultivate and develop new audiences. The Kilkenny Arts Office is part of ArtLinks.ie

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