Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Prints for Portugal

Title:  "Sannheten  Villedet" 
(Distorted Truth: Norwegian)
Media:  Offset disperslon technique, linoleum intaglio, 
Size: 65 x 110 cm
inkjet chine-colle, monoprint, pigment inkjet transfer and lokta paper string stitching on Hahnemuhle  paper.

This piece was created as an homage to those whose lives were taken at the Utoya massacre in Norway

Title : “Migratory Messanger”

Technique:   inkjet transfer,  chine colle and my special offset technique with perforations  (unique print)  on Hahnemuhle paper

Size : 66 x 110 cm

Connected to the ideas found in the visual language of ancient Egypt - it was inspired by the image of the falcon from that era.   This piece is concerned with the idea of a connection between a spirit going to the other world or the afterlife and the 'earth bound individual' left wondering about the meaning of it all.

“Sticks n Stones II”   

Technique:  collagraph( ‘a la poupee’) with inkjet chine colle,  on Hahnemuhle paper with minimal hand colouring.  artists/ proof
Size:  65 x 94 cm

I reworked this collagraph plate using acrylic resist etch media as I had never been entirely happy with it as it was.  It took many hours to ink it up in the three colors and then to wipe it.  I was relieved when I removed the blankets to see that it had printed successfully.  It is concerned with our relationship to animals originally inspired by my stay in Cumbria while on an artists residency.   I was staying in the heart of the countryside surrounded by lovely green fields with only the sheep and cattle as companions.

Title :Precious Earth (Historias) 

Technical info:   etched zinc, hard ground copper etch, trace monotype to inkjet chine colle,  collage to inkjet chine-colle.

Size: 59 x 75 cm

This work was a bit of an adventure for me and I even had to re-do one of the elements as I wasn't quite happy with.    It's somewhat related to another work I did which was concerning our planet -  and even though that artwork has the color green as its main element,  it's subject concerns  the 'Polar Ice Melt' and the plight of the bears.

In this case,  the aspect of existence which is in question is our ability to imagine ........something I hold very dear. 
The earth woman (the main figurative element on the right)  with her orb representing the ideal of humane values.......... watches the march of the spiderlings as they exit the house of the Russian fable.   The  empty chair inviting the audience to participate in this world of stories within stories.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Synthesis Nin

Waterbased monopint with chine colle trace monotype on gampi paper.
I made this into a pigment based archival print for an exhibition organized by an organization called Electrografia in budapest, Hungary.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

The Seamstresses Child

Part of the series "Traces in The Wood" made using wood inked in translucent rolls with drawings over layed.  33 x 48 cm.  There are 20 prints in the series. 

Spider Baby

Made using a collagraph, hard ground etching on copper, and inkjet chine colle on lightweight Japanese paper, all put through the etching press onto Hahnemuhle 280 gsm paper.
The plate was made over a long period of time, I began by applying lots of tiny circles of stiff paper glued to a base.  Also some carving and tearing.


Seer one of the prints from the series "Traces in The Wood" there are about 20 of these.  All were made from trace monotypes and wood rolled up with a layer of  translucent color.  These were then layered in Photoshop.  Some of the prints I later added intaglio emboss elements to.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

In the House of Night

I had some work featured in a wonderful online  publication called Qarrtsiluni,  year before last and 
that is how I encountered a chap called Dave Bonta.  He is a prolific writer of poetry and prose with 
 a prodigious imagination and I was delighted when I discovered he had written some verse in response
 to my Night House above  See this at his individual website called VIA NEGATIVA.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Prayer for Little Souls II

Steel etching with copper hard ground etching and trace monotype chine colle
with small amount of hand coloring.

25 x 25 cm

10 x 10 inches
This is one of two prints made especially for an exhibition in China, coordinated by Waverley Liu, for an exhibition in China as a homage to the children who lost their lives in the Wenchuan Earthquake.
It was exhibited at the Chengdu Academy of Fine Arts, which is in Sichuan province in Southwest China.