My practice has foundations, but is not exclusive to the medium of letterpress and is published through the typochondriacs imprint. I am interested in language, history, 'ephemory' and place. I am currently on a journey from the analogue, via the digital, and back again as part of the MA in Multidisciplinary Printmaking at UWE.
My journey began as a photographer but my visual exploration has evolved through printmaking. The diversity of the printed image and its many print processes has exposed me to other possibilities, crossing over genres and disciplines, exposing me to both conceptual ideologies and physical materials.
The camera is my initial source of fixing my observations and photographing the street is my playground where narratives meet. What draws me in is the unknown, what will I see in my peripheral vision that enters my mind. I believe the photograph and prints I leave behind is as much about me as it is the subject, a lasting legacy of us both.
I started my creative journey mainly focusing on visual communication, from which I developed a style of combining photography, graphics and collage. Incorporating different media helped me focus on the playful and experimental side of being an artist. The act of layering, cutting and selecting images gave me a sense of freedom when developing work. Never limiting myself to just one method of printmaking, I often try to combine techniques that will hopefully result in a truly unique finish. I lean towards quick, immediate and irrevocable, creating layouts and compositions instinctively as enjoy of element of explorations and experimentations.
I tend to draw influences from the man-made world around me, especially urban construction and systems. Using this as a starting point, I will extract simple shapes and forms to build up pieces, then incorporate subtle textures and mark making. This all goes toward a goal of creating rich and complex pieces that are visually striking, intriguing and stimulating. I also aim to add a sense of drama and mood to the work by creating a juxtaposition of bold impactful shapes and colour with delicate and intricate graphics.