The Adrift series was made specifically for my solo exhibition Hidden, Unseen, Unknown in October 2013 at the Kingston Arts Centre G3 Artspace in Melbourne. They are intaglio prints on cotton rag paper. They are made using predominantly aquatint and etching techniques. They are both 24 x 24 cm (image size) and are both editions of 10.
Adrift, intaglio print on cotton rag, 2013
The idea behind the Adrift series was to embody the exact meaning behind the title, to relay an exact emotion I was feeling at the time, a feeling of floating without control, of feeling as though you’re lacking aim, direction and stability. The directional marks in the background of Adrift are used to emphasise this state of feeling.
Adrift II, intaglio print on cotton rag, 2013
Adrift II aims to have the feeling of slow movement. This work was made with the idea to display a feeling of being anchored and yet at the same time a sense of floating and moving with a lack of control, yet not helplessly but serenely.
Here is a preview of my etching Beginning that will be in the Impressions exhibition at the Australian Print Workshop. The exhibition opens on Friday the 30th of November from 6-8pm and the exhibition continues until the 2nd of February 2013.
Beginning, intaglio print on cotton rag, 2012 SOLD OUT
Luring is a multiple plate etching that I completed in my Honours year. It was shown as part of the Affordable Art Fair in Melbourne at the Royal Exhibition Building earlier on in 2011. It was difficult to print, mainly because it is a large 56 x 76 cm work made using three plates of copper.
Luring, multiple plate intaglio print on rag paper, 2010
The Lurking Series consist of two intaglio prints made during my Honours year at RMIT University in Melbourne. They have been shown in a number of exhibitions in 2011 including the Rick Amor Print Prize at Montsalvat, the Honours Endowment Travelling Scholarship Exhibition at RMIT School of Art Gallery and at Stop Press at Carbon Black Gallery. More recently they were shown at the Annual Printmaking Award exhibition at Oak Hill Gallery in Mornington.
The lure of the South was made during my Honours degree at RMIT University as part of an international exchange portfolio with the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. We did a large edition of 38 and the edition was swapped between all participants in the exchange portfolio. I have a beautiful set of prints from this folio. There were two requirements for this portfolio print, the first was that it had to be a final size of A4 (mine starts being A4 and opens up to reveal the creatures within). The second was that it related to the theme of North/ South. This print is an intaglio print on rag paper and its size is 59 x 21cm.
The lure of the South, intaglio print on rag paper, 2010 SOLD OUT
Emerging and Submerging are both intaglio prints printed on black rag paper. They are both sizeable works, with the rag paper measuring 76 x 112 cm. They were printed back in 2009, to an edition number of 10.
Unfathomable Beauty is a multiple plate intaglio print that I made in my 3rd and final year of my Bachelor degree at RMIT University back in 2009. It was made with three copper plates and was printed on white rag paper. It’s quite a large print, with the paper size being 56 x 76 cm. It is an edition of 5.
Unfathomable Beauty, multiple-plate intaglio print on rag paper, 2009