Medium: paper lithography monoprints on metal plate
paper lithography monoprints on metal plate
Paper lithography: The paper is used as the printing plate
and the metal is the recipient. Inspired by the moody, psychological
depth and surface quality of the daguearreotype. As a method to
construct then deconstruct the surfaces are built and then sanded away,
reflecting on the flowing, changing and thriving of living things and
their subsequent destruction and decay.
Images are derived from, inspired by nature, poetry, plant materials run
through the printing press, pages from sketchbooks, love letters, the
river that flowed in front of my childhood home, pages from an old
botany book rescued from a house momemts away from being demolished,
pieces of the landscape collected.
Rachel Carlson's Silent Spring, which documents the barrage of chemicals
applied in order to control the environment and their devastating
effects, was influential in the conception of these works. Images
present the dichotomy between progress and naturalist ideals. As I
listen to the sounds around, I hear blowing, drilling, plowing,
blasting...forces of destruction against nature instead of an embracing
The cycle of life is also presented in these works: the ephemeral is the
ethereal. The juxtapositions of organic form with the tranquility of an
evening landscape bridging the worlds of the rooted to the transcended.