The relief prints are woodcuts and wood engravings, printed on a 19th-century cast iron press, or burnished by hand. Papers used range from John Purcell 160gsm to Hosho 46gsm. Inks are oil-based or water-based.
Relief print, The This And The That
printed on sheets from an edition of La Fontaine's Fables, published in 1828.
The 'same but inverted' composition reflects the duality in many of La Fontaine's & Aesop's fables, indicating that there are often two ways of looking at a situation, and that to get a whole understanding we much take into account another's way of looking, which may turn out to be remarkably similar in structure to our own. An observation, rather than a guiding thought.
Broken Landscape 1. Woodcut on Hosho 46gsm paper,
20 x 26 cm. Edition of 25.
City Stressed 2, wood engraving on tissue paper. 6.5 x 4 cm. Edition of 50.
3 woodcuts made solely with a drill.
The Harbour-Master's House
Some Time Ago
Light to Variable
Lost Leaders 6
These prints began as the first layers of multi-layered prints, but stand in their own right. Printed in Hosho paper, about 40 x 35 cm.
Walking away, no, really, walking away, 1
Walking away, no, really, walking away, 2
Still locked, still down, 1
Still locked, still down, 2
Still locked, still down, 3
Still locked, still down, 4
Summer and Autumn 2020, relief print on wood, lino, plastic, found objects
Place in the sun, 1
77 x 55mm
Place in the sun, 4
61 x 61mm
Place in the sun, 5
70 x 40mm
Wood engraving on Hosho paper, 25 x 20mm
Matters of Concern
51 x 80 mm
Wood engraving on Hosho paper
edition of 50