Memory orbs (H2O/oxygen/flora) 2014-2015
1 of 9 (edition 1/3), screen print on black Somerset paper, 18cm x 29cm
Completed on residency in Scotland UK, WASPS Artist Studios
in association with DCA, Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio, Dundee, Scotland, UK
Memory orbs, 2014-2015 is a body of work which evolved over a period of six months whilst the artist was overseas. Raffan had commenced the work with a series of photographic collages, constructed from alchemical groupings. Broken down into images of ice, icebergs, snow, water, rocks, sand, crystals, moss, lichen, seagrass and spinifex, Raffan grouped the works into three series; H2O, Minerals and H2O/oxygen/flora.
Whilst toying with traditions of four colour separation screen prints, Raffan has shifted the colour scheme, and the registration; leaving the prints slightly misalligned, yet affording them a glow, vibrating like quality enhancing what their titles suggest. Memory orbs, collections of small incredible moments in time, gathered together to make something other, uncategorised and magical.
The Memory orbs (minerals) series was a selected finalist for the Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2015.
Memory orbs (H2O) 2014-2015
5 of 9 (edition 2/3), screen print on black somerset paper, 18cm x 29cm each
Memory orbs (minerals) 2014-2015
1 of 9 (edition 3/3), screen print on black somerset paper, 18cm x 29cm each