Pamela Clarkson and Atta Kwami worked together with the AGAlab Amsterdam for the printmaking. For both sides it was an inspiring collaboration.
Pamela about her relief prints:
â€œThe relief prints started at the Thami Mnyele Foundation Studio in Amsterdam, Summer 2016. I hadnâ€™t intended to make prints but found some discarded lino with marks tooled in with a screwdriver (probably) by the previous resident. So I bought a few inks, and a roller, and made a baren from coarse string, cardboard and jiffy cloths. With Mary Harkâ€™s tough, handmade paper, it was possible to burnish with the baren, whilst the paper was quite damp.
The images came from drawings of the window across from the studio: heavy drapes were reconfigured throughout the day, softened or harshened by light and shadows. Back in the UK I carried on to make nine prints (until the paper ran out) from the Bellamystraat drawings using a press and better rollers. But the first prints have a roughness that was impossible to replicate, so I stopped trying and came up with more nuanced interpretations.â€