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Botanical Series (2018)
My new series of prints are based on everyday wild flowers and shrubs that have medicinal qualities. This is an on-going series of works I aim to add to throughout 2019. Inspired by traditional botanical drawing, these limited edition prints have a victorian sepia feel to them, yet are created using the contemporary technology of laser engraving. This is my latest investigation into the relationship between tradition methodologies and new technology. Each print is laser engraved onto off-white Somerset paper. All prints have torn edges with the image carefully placed on empty white paper. This means they can be framed without a mount, or float mounted with the torn edges showing. The first Ragwort photograph, shows the full image, with torn edges, that all the prints have. Subsequent images are focusing in on the engrave.
Outside size of paper is 75 x 55 cm. Limited Edition of 25. Photo credit Michael Wolchover. Thanks to Nicky Brownrigg for help identifying plants and their healing qualities.
Yellow Rose (2017)
Laser engraved screen print
Paper size 38 x 48 cm (Image size 21 x 29 cm). Limited edition of 40
50 artists were selected to create a fundraising portfolio to commemorate 50 years of EP considering the theme of alchemy.
Yellow Roses symbolise 50th anniversary’s. The link to my very early paintings will not be lost on those who have followed my work over the years.
I originally paint in water colour and then translate this in screen printing, giving it the delicacy of a very subtle water colour painting. . Because there is a border of empty white paper, this print works well framed to the edge of the paper, without a mount.
This is the first of a series of new botanical inspired images I will be working on throughout 2019