The Outsider, Collagraph (2003)
Corrections – Collagraph on German Etching Paper – 30cm x 30 cm. (2013) Our institutions and our networks are all virtual forms. Following on from that, I developed a series of prints called “Corrections”. They were inspired by the activity within the financial markets.
Outside and Inside – Collagraph Prints (2008)
The different viewpoints when you take a path and return in the other direction.
Is simple numerical identification meaningless? Or do you identify by context only? Does identity as a fixed notion exist? Historically in our story we claim that identity is fixed, with salt, pepper and seasoning added (context), and as such, can it be enforced? Do we mean that numerical identity is fixed, and context is the added seasoning which depends on an individuals taste? However, without the seasoning (context), are the numbers meaningless?
Who and Why
You, as an outsider catch a glimpse of a person in their world,
and you feel able to build up a story about them, whether its true or not!
The painting above shows how the unidentified man, made even more ambiguous by his umbrella, puts him in the context of being cast out from the cathedral of light, where there are many imagined people.
As the name implies, it’s a comment on a communication space that is populated by people with no identity, or fake identities. Does this space challenge us in our rule driven lives?
Affectations Are Dangerous
Time Out, Waiting Room – Intaglio Prints (2005) incorporating animal skin and coloured acid-free tissue paper (chine colle)