Light on screen meets ink on paper. Different ways of seeing the world, not one is not better than the other. All of my printmaking started with digital art produced within the virtual world of Second Life. Some are still images, but most of it is from my video art.
I am interested in turning images of my virtual world video work – light on the screen – to ink on paper. A return of the digital to the tangible and tactile. Each stage of creation adds a new layer of artefacts that combine into unique and often unusual appearances. These are images of the original prints for sale.
The digital image, often from my video art, is printed on acetate sheet, and the image transferred to photopolymer plate. It is then printed using a handcrafting method, using a traditional press. They are printed on Hahnemühle art paper, 300g with a beautiful texture, using Cranfield Colour‘s traditional etching ink.
They are also available, reproduced, as greetings cards.
Most of the print work was completed from late 2019 to early 2020, just before Covid-19 hit hard.
I was recently interviewed for the magazine Pressing Matters: Celebrating Modern Printmaking (15): 64–5. Worlds Apart: like scenes from a dream, 2021. Words by Vinca Power, photography by Nathan Walton. ‘Tess Baxter’s ethereal prints bridge very different worlds and bring the imagined into reality’.
Each of the images shows a specific, numbered print that is currently available. One of the characteristics of my technique is hand inking. In some prints there is little variation, but in others it is considerable. If you would like to see the full range of editions available before making a purchase please send me an email.
Because the prints are available unmounted, unmounted and framed, and there is variation in colour, the website is not set up to directly take orders. Please contact me to finalise exactly what is wanted, and I will then send you a money request that can be paid with a credit or debit card or through Paypal.
I still have a book about traditional food in the north of England still in print, as part of an extensive postcard range I started in 2000. I have a long and varied relationship with print! But I am also familiar with mail order, and orders will be dealt with as quickly as possible.