Kate Petley

Tactility is one of the key features of art, whether it is a sculpture chipped away from Italian marble, brush strokes that have dried, leaving behind their imprints or different objects glued together. This tangible trait gives it life, something to remember its transition from an idea to reality. Artist Kate Petley highlights the sweet spot where the handmade intersects digital technology, inserting her experiences in the process. Her monoprints start off as hand-drawn graphite gradients which are later transferred to the plates using photo grauvre. She then travels to Bloomington, Illinois and develops the monoprints once the plates are ready. Labour intensive as it might be the end result speaks for itself. 

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