NO EVIL SERIES: MIZARU, KIKAZARU, IWAZARU – New print edition

NOEVIL

The NO EVIL print series came out of a self-initiated, mini lockdown residency in my home studio.

Now available on florenceblanchard.bigcartel.com

Screen printing is such a time consuming process, with the set up taking up the majority of the time. You can easily spend several hours preparing your screens, paper and print bed only to find that once you start printing, something has gone wrong and you have to start allover again. Because of this, it is often tempting to stick with what you know and stop looking for new directions with your work.

I wanted to take advantage of the fact the world has slowed down for a moment and use this newly acquired time to explore different screen printing techniques and push my studio practice to the next level. For the past tree weeks I have allowed myself to make mistakes and to take as much time as I needed to troubleshoot and find solutions. The experience has been enjoyable and rewarding. MIZARU, KIKAZARU and IWAZARU are the three print editions to come out of this self isolation / exploration and I am trilled with the end result.

The titles refer to the three wise monkeys; a Japanese pictorial maxim embodying the proverbial principle “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. There are various meanings ascribed to the monkeys and the proverb, including associations with being of good mind, speech and action. In Buddhist tradition, the tenets of the proverb are about not dwelling on evil thoughts but represent a great motto, which can be enhanced by creative practice. Immersing myself in this challenging project has provided a great outlet to escape the pandemic madness for the time being and I’m delighted to now share these with you.

MIZARU

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KIKAZARU

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IWAZARU

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STRAWBERRY THIEF print

I am excited to announce the release of my latest print edition: ‘Strawberry Thief’
Available from my online Shop: https://florenceblanchard.bigcartel.com/

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Main edition:
8 colours
40 x 40 cm
Candy pink 270 gsm Colorplan
Edition of 35

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Special edition (SOLD OUT):
8 colours
Hand-finished with gold leaf
46 x 46 cm
Marble effect 270 gsm Colorplan
Edition of 5

All signed, numbered and embossed at the front
Hand-printed at @bandb_editions in Sheffield UK / Worldwide shipping

Wintergreen – New print

Screenprint Florence Blanchard

I am very pleased to announce the release of a brand new screenprint edition in collaboration with Nelly Duff in London. This 8 colour print was produced at B&B printing studio in Sheffield and is now available both online HERE or in person at Nelly Duff

70 x 70 cm
8 colour  hand – pulled screenprint
Edition of 30

Screenprint Florence Blanchard
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TROPICAL MOLECULAR / New Print

Artwork by Florence Blanchard

Now available on B&B’s website

8 colour hand-pulled screenprint
Edition of 15
70 x 70 cm (design 60 x 60 cm)
300gsm uncoated torned/deckled edge Fabriano paper
Signed, numbered and embossed

‘Entirely produced using a strict analog process, this super limited edition is inspired by Florence Blanchard’s enormous FEATURE WALLS mural.’
B&B
Available HERE

Artwork by Florence Blanchard