Womanly Bodies in Print

The feel of the smooth cold lithograph stone. The rough metal surface ater being scratched. The textured surface of the cardboard plates. Smell of acid biting. I just drew and drew. It's a different sense, a different feel. I hold my breath each time the paper is peeled off the printer.


Around March 1999 I was first approached by Chris White an artist and instructor at The School of Fine Art at NTU (Northern Territory University) Darwin, Australia to participate in a collaborative print workshop at Northern Editions which is also affiliated with the school.
It was to coincide with my trip to install my sculptural work "Womanly Bodies" for the 3rd Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane. I told them that I had totally forgotten what little printmaking I had done during my art school years but they assured me I did not have to worry at all. So in mid-September 1999 after the opening of APT, I flew up to Darwin and stayed for 2 weeks with my dear friend Judy Watson and made prints for the first time in years.

These works are the results of 7 working days with 3 most patient and efficient printmakers; Basil Hall, Suzanne Knight and Leon Stainer. Later the lithographs were editioned at Northern Editions by Dallas Gold. The collographs, etchings, and dry points are printed by Smith Chomdee, recommended by Archan Sriwan Janehuttakarnkit here in Bangkok.

The anticipation is over.
Pinaree Sanpitak
Bangkok, May, 2000

2000 Exhibitions