Monday, May 11, 2009
Printsy Interview - Sarah J. Moffatt
Name: Sarah J. Moffatt
Flickr: sarajeanmoffatt on Flickr
I am a mixed media artist who especially enjoys printmaking and ceramics.
How did you get started in printmaking?
During my final year of college in a printmaking studio course.
Describe where you work.
In the studio.
What's your favourite printmaking process?
What's your creative process for any given print? (eg. sketch first? Pre-planned or free-form?)
Definitely free form, I’ve tried planning it out with sketches and it ends up a big mess. : )
What do you enjoy most about printmaking?
The relationship formed between both the positive and negative areas.
What's your least favorite part of the process?
Inking the plate.
What are your inspirations (other artists, people, places, events, etc.)?
Most of my inspiration for printmaking comes from my love of antique and classic cars. I am especially inspired by the reflections on the different surface areas of the automobiles.
How has your work changed and evolved since you started?
My work is much larger now, and has become more refined.
How do you get past creative slumps?
I usually keep creating work, regardless if it great or not, because i know i will eventually get where im going and usually it ends up better than what was my best.
How do you promote your work?
Apply to as many shows as possible, Etsy, Flickr, Facebook, etc...
Any other comments or advice for others who want to try making hand-pulled prints?
If the paper has to be soaked, make sure it’s soaked thoroughly.