~ Sunday, September 7 ~
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watering the flowers …


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~ Saturday, September 6 ~
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I was so very excited to bathe a new large metal plate in acid today - to watch the liquid gently bite into all those delicate lines - that I drew patiently over a two month time period. I was nervous about the right timing and the inconvenience of handling such a large plate through narrow spaces with toxic properties …


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~ Wednesday, September 3 ~
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My original CitySphere prints were built upon imaginations, adopting a variety of architectural styles, but never entire landmarks. This ambiguity was something I loved, and it steered me away from creating prints based on famous world cities, despite suggestions from others. However, I was persuaded by a commission from a great client to see what would happen if London were to become a CitySphere. I wondered how such a famous skyline could be interpreted differently, and how it could stand out against the backdrop of so many London horizon artworks we’ve seen before. The end result, ‘City of London’ has shaken up London like a snowglobe, with all of the famous landmarks we know and love scattered within, rather than towering above. It captures the essence of a dignified London, and is a gift not just for tourists, but natives too. A cherished collectable, rather than a tacky souvenir.

My original CitySphere prints were built upon imaginations, adopting a variety of architectural styles, but never entire landmarks. This ambiguity was something I loved, and it steered me away from creating prints based on famous world cities, despite suggestions from others.

However, I was persuaded by a commission from a great client to see what would happen if London were to become a CitySphere. I wondered how such a famous skyline could be interpreted differently, and how it could stand out against the backdrop of so many London horizon artworks we’ve seen before.

The end result, ‘City of London’ has shaken up London like a snowglobe, with all of the famous landmarks we know and love scattered within, rather than towering above. It captures the essence of a dignified London, and is a gift not just for tourists, but natives too. A cherished collectable, rather than a tacky souvenir.


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~ Monday, September 1 ~
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There wasn’t much of an annual summer break for me this year. The only travel I undertake will be a week back home to Austria for a quick family catch up. I took all summer to produce a large body of work for the forthcoming autumn season. My prints are scheduled to appear in various shows and exhibitions throughout the city. As many of us design/art school graduates I’m now spending a great deal of time in the East End - London’s creative neighbourhood. There I found suitable printmaking facilities - surely quite different to a university environment - but fun for discovering so many other creatives let of the leash …

There wasn’t much of an annual summer break for me this year. The only travel I undertake will be a week back home to Austria for a quick family catch up. I took all summer to produce a large body of work for the forthcoming autumn season. My prints are scheduled to appear in various shows and exhibitions throughout the city.
As many of us design/art school graduates I’m now spending a great deal of time in the East End - London’s creative neighbourhood. There I found suitable printmaking facilities - surely quite different to a university environment - but fun for discovering so many other creatives let of the leash …


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~ Sunday, August 31 ~
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Sold out

Let me tell you about June this year when I attended my very first Art Fair and experienced my very first sellout of my very first official edition of etchings “Dencity”. Without giving an “art career” any thought for long - this was something quite surprising. Art Fairs seem to be a growing trend not only here in London. They seem extremly important to galleries, dealers and publishers as they provide the possibility of worldwide distribution. Personally speaking the longest distance a print of mine has totaled so far is a little over 8500 kilometers - to Berkeley California. If only I could have tagged along …

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~ Saturday, August 30 ~
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The other rainy day - morning rush hour I felt very unwell on the overground to work. I wonder how there is any room to think on all these crowded trains. I still hesitate to call London a city I want to live in for many years to come - Overpopulation is a fascinating subject but not when you are standing in the middle of it. However it seems to be ideal for now – for me. The ideal is a pool of opportunities to unfold as an emerging artist. It’s a daring jump and a deep dive. I will have to keep my patience, my dedication and my hopes overground …

The other rainy day - morning rush hour I felt very unwell on the overground to work. I wonder how there is any room to think on all these crowded trains. I still hesitate to call London a city I want to live in for many years to come - Overpopulation is a fascinating subject but not when you are standing in the middle of it. However it seems to be ideal for now – for me. The ideal is a pool of opportunities to unfold as an emerging artist. It’s a daring jump and a deep dive. I will have to keep my patience, my dedication and my hopes overground …


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~ Friday, August 29 ~
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With the beginning of a new season I’m starting a new blog. It will accompany the main website with documentation of my practice as a graphic artist or printmaker (if you like). The website was recently updated and separates now more clearly ART from DESIGN - for those who are confused in who I am and what I do. Will you take a look at: www.sylviamoritz.com and let me know if things seem right and all works out seamlessly?To shortly explain and introduce this new area I’d like to mention the recent end of a long journey as an art student which is now slowly transforming into a life of a professional designer/artist. Despite the vast development, experiments, growth within my past years I’m certain to say that I stayed true to what I learnt to love very early on as a design trainee. It is my dedication to intricate detail in the work I create. It is the effort and labour intensive time that I value so much. And it is the desire to produce meaningful and reasonable pieces that would stand out. Not until recently did I consider my art to be salable - nor have I thought of anyone ever finding as much joy in it - as I do myself. Since this was proven wrong in the past few months - I’m having new ideas of what could come next …

With the beginning of a new season I’m starting a new blog. It will accompany the main website with documentation of my practice as a graphic artist or printmaker (if you like). The website was recently updated and separates now more clearly ART from DESIGN - for those who are confused in who I am and what I do. Will you take a look at: www.sylviamoritz.com and let me know if things seem right and all works out seamlessly?

To shortly explain and introduce this new area I’d like to mention the recent end of a long journey as an art student which is now slowly transforming into a life of a professional designer/artist. Despite the vast development, experiments, growth within my past years I’m certain to say that I stayed true to what I learnt to love very early on as a design trainee. It is my dedication to intricate detail in the work I create. It is the effort and labour intensive time that I value so much. And it is the desire to produce meaningful and reasonable pieces that would stand out.

Not until recently did I consider my art to be salable - nor have I thought of anyone ever finding as much joy in it - as I do myself. Since this was proven wrong in the past few months - I’m having new ideas of what could come next …


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