‘Round Headed Rampion, Pride of Sussex in flower over the Downs’ This print is a re-take of a previous print with the addition of a screen of cerulean blue flowers. Imagine yourself lying on the grass in this spot looking at the distant landscape through the immediate growth of Rampion flowers. ‘Playteuma Orbiculare’, ‘Round Headed Rampion Flower’ or as colloquially known ‘The Pride of Sussex’. It is actually a cluster of small flowers that open looks like a sea anemone. A herbaceous plant from the family of the Campanulaceae with large erect stems. You can find it in most of Europe but it thrives in the Downs grasslands chalky soils. In the language of flowers, the campanula means gratitude. The production drawing of this flower screen started with charcoal drawings and then kitchen lithography. Kitchen lithography means stone(Lito) printing( graphy) in the kitchen. Since all the materials for its production can be found in an everyday kitchen. It is based on the same principle as traditional lithography that water and oil push each other. French Emilie Aizer developed this technique in 2009. It replaces the harmful chemicals turpentine and nitric acid. On a piece of kitchen foil design is drawn with oil pens, chocolate or soap, once the designed is completed Cola drink is poured on it as a corrosive element to alter the water-retaining properties of the foil; cooking vegetable oil is then used to wipe and clean the foil. The result is a plate that when made moist and then inked with a roller, the ink attaches to the design. Finally, a wooden press is used to transfer the inked plate into the paper
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