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A wooden footbridge recedes into the distance amongst reeds. the colours in the image have bled into one another, and are a hazy mix of orange and yellow tones.

Melanie Woodhead - Transaquatypes at Avon Meadows

Use water to transform printed images

A close up of reeds in water. The colours have bled into one another and changed from the original picture into violets, purples and greens.

Melanie Woodhead - Transaquatypes at Avon Meadows

Use water to transform printed images

A wooden footbridge recedes into the distance amongst reeds. the colours in the image have bled into one another, and are a hazy mix of orange and yellow tones.A close up of reeds in water. The colours have bled into one another and changed from the original picture into violets, purples and greens.

Transform your Photos at Home

Download two free activity sheets, created by artist Melanie Woodhead, who is exploring changing photographed images through simple processes, using printed images, water and a few other ingredients.

Transaquatypes

Create a watery, painterly effect from an inkjet printed image that is wet until the image bleeds out of the back of the paper.

Download the sheet for instructions and what you'll need. If you use the vodka ingredient to make your prints, make sure you ask a grownup to help!

Variations

Photographic prints can also be submerged in water causing colours to change and bleed in unexpected ways.

Melanie Woodhead is the second artist to be in residence at Avon Meadows Floodplain in Worcestershire as part of Beauty and Utility, a project inspired by art and the environment.

Download the Transaquatype Activity Sheet here

Anthotypes

An anthotype is an environmentally friendly process using the naturally photosensitive properties of petals, leaves, and fruits.

Download the Anthotype Activity Sheet here

 

Beauty & Utility

Meadow Arts has commissioned three artists from our Creative Practitioner network to create a series of projects that engage with the community, reflect the seasons and capture the changing environmental conditions and biodiversity of Avon Meadows Community Wetlands in Pershore.

The project is a new partnership with the Floodplain Meadows Partnership hosted by the Open University School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, and will run throughout the seasons of 2020-21. The artworks are intended to be a ‘love letter’ to the site and the wider notions of beauty and utility associated with the ancient use of floodplain meadows in managing floodwater, providing sustainable land management and community benefit.

Visit the project page

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