The Endlessly Searching series are intaglio prints using predominantly aquatint. These three works were exhibited in my solo exhibition Hidden, Unseen, Unknown in 2013 and were again exhibited in the River Studios Window Walk as part of the Craft Cubed festival in 2018.
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.
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 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.
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.