I embrace new technology as a tool to help generate different ways to present work. For me, technology enables new marks and languages to present ideas in ways relevant today.
Through gum bichromate and gumoil printing, I have been exploring how digitally prepared negatives can be used to generate virtual images. I form still life images that are composed in Photoshop from a personal database of individual photographs of flowers and bugs. For my current Vanitas works, the gum bichromate printing allows control of the colour palette to create the aged look of old Dutch masters work, imbued with the communication of the Victorian language of flowers.
My sculptural work involves using digital models that are cut into slices to reveal excerpts of the whole. The pieces are an investigation into 3D scanning and CT scanning technologies, exploring the mark-making possibilities when presented as giclee prints or laser etched onto layers of acrylic sheet.
Technology is moving fast and the possibilities of new imagery is seemingly endless. Through my work I seek to combine and enhance the old traditional forms of printmaking with the digital age.
I am represented by the Brook gallery in Exmouth, visit my website for more information.
Founder member, Chair of Frome Printmakers, tutor of Gum Bichromate, Gumoil, Cyanotype, Lithography.