This year I have being trying to get back into printmaking to get a feel for being back in the studio on a somewhat semi regular basis. I have found the biggest challenge coming up with imagery that I am interested in printing and found myself turning often to my travel photos for inspiration, one of the first prints I worked on was a simple dry point of some drying laundry on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi.
Out of all the places I visited Varanasi was the most colourful and charismatic, considered one of the holiest places in India, Hindu pilgrims come to wash away their sins, and to cremate their loved ones on the public city gnats. All facets of everyday life are carried out on the steps into the river including bathing and laundry, everything is open for display.
The plate and original image