I fell in love with screen printing one otherwise ordinary Wednesday evening in 2006. The precise layering up of colours appealed to my sense of order and has kept me experimenting and learning ever since.
I am currently exploring the possibilities to be found lurking within maps and mapping. Inspired by the soft palette of colours found on geological maps, I have been drawn in by the details to be found on the map’s surface – a secret language of marks, lines and numbers.
My large circle prints are inspired by the geological maps of specific places. Areas of different rock types are simplified into geometric shapes, then printed in the appropriate colour from the maps key. Overlapping layers of translucent inks create new and unpredictable colours.
Recent experiments into creating concrete ‘rocks’ are a response to the idea of the Anthropocene – a new geological epoch marked by the impact that humans have had on the planet. I have been awarded a bursary by NADFAS to develop my concrete cobbles, and make them responsive to touch.
In 2015 I gained a distinction on the MA course in Multidisciplinary Printmaking at UWE.
If you would like to contact me about any aspect of my work, please email email@example.com
If you would like to see my other body of work, inspired by the architecture and views of Bristol, please visit www.em-k.com.