About donbraisby

Artist's Statement My work is a record of an exploration of self and other, through passage and place. The narrative is articulated using the language of abstraction and metaphor. The final image is a shadow memory of the creative journey. The images that speak loudest to me are those found in ancient; cave and rock paintings, and the marks left in the landscape, around my home in North Wales, that record the decaying history of our industrial past. These images speak beyond culture and time. The finished work requires a viewer. The image demands to be seen, this is how it becomes alive. A new narrative is forged between the image and the viewer. The relationship developed between the image and viewer depends on the interplay and resonance between the image and the viewer’s memories, dreams and experiences. The title of a piece may direct the viewer to make a specific relationship with it. I prefer the relationship between the viewer and my work to be unmediated by titles; the ones I provide are merely my introduction of the image to the viewer.

Electrotyped Cast of a Workbench

As part of the Wrexham Print Centres Harts heath Project I have made an electrotyped plate of a workbench that was estimated as being first used in the early nineteenth century. Unfortunately I was only able to take an impression from a small part of it before the bench was removed to a museum. The image on the left is the reverse of the plate which is still attached to the mould and on the right is the part of the bench from which the impression was taken from.