Previous AA2A Artist
Central to my practice is printmaking. Working with materials such as glass, paper, metal and brick clay, I am interested in pushing the boundaries print has to offer.
Much of my work has strong heritage interpretation and is rooted in research and documentation. I use traditional record keeping in the form of sketch books and note taking, as well photographing subjects. The information is sometimes re-presented in the form of Artist’s Books, Chap Books and prints. Artist’s Books can be interpreted in the widest possible sense, I use china tea cups printed with narratives, ‘slumped’ printed glass to replicate the turned page of a book and screen printed hard board multiples to emulate pages in a book. The materials used to create an Artist’s Book must be integral to the ideas represented and the context in which they are displayed.
The University provides a framework for ideas in both a practical sense and through providing a setting for discourse and interaction.
I aim to produce a body of work in the form of an Artist’s Book using printmaking with paper and glass. The books will build on a body of work relating to heritage interpretation based in the North East. The work explores hidden and forgotten buildings with significant stories to tell and reinvent in the tradition of Chap Books incorporating laser cutting design work. The books would form a series and be exhibited at an Artist’s Book Fair in the North East 2010.