printmaking

My work is constantly evolving and I’m always drawn to trying something new. I love to experiment and invent new ways of applying a technique or material. I work fast and intuitively, which makes my work very free, but I can be meticulous when it comes to gaining control over a technique or material.

Lately I’ve been experimenting with printmaking on paper, aiming to retain a connection with textiles and their tactile textures. For my other work I used printmaking techniques, but just for texture; the printed materials were cut up and reassembled into textural sculptural objects. This time I want to achieve lots of texture with just a piece of paper and some ink.

At the moment I’m working on a technique which I call ‘thread printing’, a combination of monoprint and expressive mark making. Another technique I’m developing is something that I call ‘collitho’, as it’s collagraphy, based on the principle that water and oil repel each other. But instead of the prints being the main artworks they are made to make the printing plate itself more and more interesting.

There seems to be no end to the possibilities of contemporary printmaking, just anything goes, really, and it’s great fun to play and discover new things.