Aya Morton


Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
This piece was an experiment in texture and pattern using printmaking tools available in my studio. I tried to create a sense of pattern both in the overall composition of the swimmers and in the detail of their bathing suits.

How was the illustration used:
Limited edition of 10 prints.

How did you make this work:
The printmaking process involved two linocut layers, carved into Vyco drafting board covers, (the pink and blue), and a third layer of silkscreen, (the shadow), using stop-out hand-painted directly onto the screen. The inexact quality of the process added to a water like texture.

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Aya Morton grew up in rural Oregon where she discovered her passion for stories and drawing. She received an illustration degree from The Art Center College of Design in 2007, and has since worked as a freelance artist in London and Portland, Oregon. Her award winning work in graphic novel illustration has has been featured in Comics Art, by Paul Gravett through Tate Publishing and exhibited in the London House of Illustration. She recently illustrated the graphic novel adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's, "The Great Gatsby".