As discussed, I feel the print should be on fabric; the weaving of peat into language, culture and tradition, the appearance of peat fields – man made marks with repeating patterns almost like the weft of a fabric, and the high vaulted shape of the exhibition space with the large windows suggest a long sweep of graphics, utilising the window for back lighting. Fabric would allow light through the images, with the suggestion of the Moss, which is often cloudy and misty (being ombrotrophic – cloud-fed bog) with the sun coming out from behind the clouds.

I went to Glasgow School of Art today, the CAT (centre for advanced textiles) showed my file and looked at samples. I’m sending a test file on Friday to get a test print onto silk organza, image above: test print 135cm x 30cm Adobe Photoshop CC 2018.

My latest version of the file (below) is 5m in height, hanging in front of the window and running onto the floor, the plan being to run under the ceramic stack. The bottom of the file has my visual poetry ‘peat stack’, the full herringbone square, repeated in the pattern of the Moss’s peat field, which is subdivided into 9, with a central footpath, the birds road. I will work for one more day on it then send the file off on Friday for a test print 30cm deep and the width of the material.

Affleck, 28/11/18, Moss 5m layout, Adobe InDesign CC 2019 converted to JPeg, Images edited in Adobe Photoshop CC 2018, graphics and text added in Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 

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