Apart from being used in producing my artists bookworks my core printmaking practice explores contemporary representations of masculinity.
The figures at the heart of the work are avatars expressing hope, anger, joy, loss and sometimes tenderness.
New work is investigating the projected self-images written into personal contact ads. Exposing and exploring the fact that these ads generate two distinct personalities, independently created by the reader and the writer.
I am fascinated by the effort put into honing our online image. The best ever glimpse into our world. Contrast this with the immediacy of the drawn line; it’s vitality and link with the artist.
I utilise many printmaking methods but my newly developed technique using powdered graphite, embossed with a woodcut plate results in a polished almost metallic looking surface, an exciting combination of printing and the very stuff of drawing.
2007 – 2009 MA in printmaking at Camberwell School of Arts UAL.