Artwork addresses issues of sustainability and environmental concerns directly, through the use of recycled and found materials, natural materials, paints and pigments, and organic garden produce.
Various processes of deconstruction, reconstruction and conservation are used to access history and visual information revealed in the patina of objects and materials, within both the natural world and man-made environments. These processes include both the physical removal of materials as a means of accessing history through excavation, and the application of print and paint directly onto surfaces to repair, highlight and map visual histories.
I am developing experimental print and painting techniques using my collection of 20th century wallpaper patterns and ceramic patterns sourced from Stoke-on-Trent. I will be working to digitalise a range of patterns from my collection, which I have salvaged from the local area 2005-present as a result of the regeneration schemes and demolitions.
The aim is to use specialist equipment such as A2 printers and the laser cutter to combine traditional methods with high technology; to work with sustainable materials, print methods and processes of replication for the creation of lino cut print blocks,stencils, screen prints, and wooden printing blocks.