Print is an important part of my identity as a multidisciplinary artist who also makes objects in bronze, glass, gold leaf and plaster that I integrate into my installations. My concepts to develop my traditional printmaking skills are to unite my prints with the rest of my practice using spatiality and found objects.
Mixing and matching similar sized steel plates allows me to be spontaneous, change colours and create individual combinations. I have used brushes and varnish to make soft edged abstract marks combined with masking tape cut to shape giving me hard edged lines. This adds tactility and spatiality to 2 dimensional prints.
Iv'e covered my plate with sugar lift to create darker areas on one plate. Layering my plates as I print means that the colours blend and can develop into a third colour. My method feels like painting because of the variety of ways of working that I am developing.