On a shelf in my graphic workshop there was a paintbrush in a rack.
I tried to scan it in my flatbed scanner. It came out surrounded in black.
The flat light and shallow depth of field gave me an impression that the
object was half buried in the black, like a fossile in black granite.
I transfered the image to a photopolymer plate and printed it like a black
and white photo gravure. I liked it and it made me continue with other
objects in the same mode.
All objects have one thing in common - something is broken or something
is missing. Small details, easy to fix. I will not do it today, but perhaps
The photo gravures in this serie will be exhibited in my work shop on
25-28 May in Hemse, Gotland. Open 11-18. For more see my
site "Intermezzo Grafik".
The exhibition is part of an event called Gotland's Open Studios
(info also in English)
I had three animals that I loved dearly - a dog and two cats. At the age
of 18 they died one after another. When I dug the third grave the spade
broke on the third cut.
Pictures from top
(Photogravures, photopolymer process, limited edition)
1. Carbonizer, 13x18cm
2. In the Rack, 10x18cm
3. Pistol , 18x18 cm
4. Parts (from printer) 10x18cm
5. Kick 12x18cm
6. Bullets 11x18cm
7. Rifle 25x18cm
8. Broken 18x28cm
text and pictures by Peter Ragnarsson
invited by ulf fågelhammar