OPEN – JOURNEY – Kate Watkins – Southampton City Art Gallery

Kate Watkins

Smoke Grenade II

Solar Plate etching, monotype

Smoke grenade is one of a series of prints in the ‘found’ series which I produced during my MA in Printmaking. I gathered and documented discarded and found items which had washed up along the coastline. The found series is an ongoing project with Smoke Grenade II being a more recent reprinting as an etching plate – the monoprint inking adding to the atmosphere of the image and hinting at the original purpose of the grenade.  It is natural on seeing the object to question who and what led to it being washed up on the beach and the story behind it.  

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