Stone Letter Project: Touching a Stone to Talk: lithographic print, 50x50cm 2017

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition


Bullen was invited by Hiroshi Katayama from the Nagoya University of Art, to contribute a stone lithograph to the exhibition Stone Letter Project no 1. The print was made possible after much technical experimentation, involving specialist knowledge from support staff at the University of Brighton; Wayne Case, Mark Joste and Scarlett Tierney. The print builds on previous research into the possibilities of laser cutting (see output Slow Burn) and relationships between manual drawing and print media as a form of material thinking. This particular work involved a new and original process which necessitated creating a vinyl stencil cut mechanically and transferred onto limestone. The image and stone were then prepared and etched using traditional lithographic processes of oil, gum, acid and water and printed on paper. The tile of the print is taken from a short story by Annie Dillard (1988).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationJapan
PublisherNagoya University of Art
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2017
EventStone Letter Project - TRI-ANGLE Gallery, Takarazuka University of Art and Design, Hyogo, Japan
Duration: 6 Nov 201730 Nov 2017


  • Print Media
  • Drawing


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